Deferred Disposition

Deferred Disposition - in Person, Electronically, or by Mail

Deferred Disposition is an option that will keep your citation from being reported as a conviction on your driving record and will be dismissed if all terms required are successfully met. If any requirements are not met and you cannot provide a satisfactory reason why at a hearing before a judge, you will be found guilty and a conviction will be reported to the Texas Department of Public Safety. 

Please Note: Not all violations are approved for Deferred Disposition.

The Court Clerk may process requests for Deferred Disposition ("Deferred") from a Defendant or his or her attorney at the Court Clerk’s window and may complete paperwork for the Judge’s signature if the defendant meets the eligibility requirements set forth below. Defendants not meeting said eligibility requirements may present their request for Deferred to the Court by setting the case on the Court’s "First Appearance," "Attorney Plea," or "Pre-Trial" docket.

  1. Municipal Court


    Physical Address
    107 W Juan Linn Street
    Victoria, TX 77901


    Directions

    Mailing Address
    P.O. Box 1758
    Victoria, TX 77902

    Phone: 361-485-3050
    Fax: 361-485-3065

    Hours


    Monday through Friday
    8 am to 5 pm


  1. Eligibility
  2. Submittal Information
  3. End of Deferral

Eligibility to Request Deferred Disposition

Request by mail will not be accepted for the following offenses:

  • The driver is a holder of a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL)
  • The offense occurred in a construction or maintenance work zone when workers were present
  • The offense is a status offense involving a violation of the Alcohol Beverage Code
  • The offense is for Driving Under the Influence pursuant to 106.041 of the Alcohol Beverage Code
  • The offense is a status offense involving a violation of Chapter 161 of the Health and Safety Code (Tobacco)
  • Juvenile cases (must appear in person with a parent or guardian)

Terms & Procedures

  • Final disposition shall be deferred for 90 days
  • Defendant shows proof of valid Driver’s License or state-issued ID card
  • The Court shall impose a Special Expense Fee and court costs of the violation as determined by the Court’s fee schedule
  • Payment Options
    • Option 1: The Defendant pays the total amount of citation as determined by the Court’s fee schedule at the time the deferred disposition is requested
    • Option 2: The Defendant pays the total amount of citation as determined by the Court’s schedule in full by the end of the 90 day deferral period
  • The Defendant is at least 25 years of age, or if less than 25 years of age agrees to complete a driving safety course approved under Chapter 1001, Texas Education Code
    Note: This is for moving violations only
  • Defendant has not been granted Deferred in the City of Victoria within 12 months of the date of the request
  • Defendant is not currently on a Deferred in the City of Victoria
  • During the 90 day deferral period, Defendant shall keep the court updated of current address, obey all the laws of the State of Texas and the Ordinances of the City of Victoria, and comply with all other deferral requirements imposed by the Judge