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Dismissible Offenses

Some violations MAY be dismissed if they meet certain criteria.
These are listed below.  Some require that you pay the State and Court a dismissal fee.
If your violation is not listed below, then it cannot be dismissed.

~ This is not court policy, this is the law ~ 

Although Texas State law states you must correct the violation within 20 working days,  you must respond to the court within 30 calendar days to inform the Court on status of  correcting the violation.

Fail to display Driver’s License:
Present a copy of the valid license. This license must be valid on the date of the violation. Court shall dismiss with a $10.00 fee.
Please follow-up after 14 days to make sure your case was dismissed.

Expired Driver’s License:
You must renew the license within 20 working days of the citation and present a copy to the court.  Court may dismiss with a $20.00 fee.
Please follow-up after 14 days to make sure your case was dismissed.

Fail to display Insurance:  FTMFR
You are required to contact your Insurance Company and the Insurance Company, not the person cited,  must submit proof of coverage on the date of the ticket and the vehicle driven. It is your responsibility to follow-up with the Court verifying the violation has been dismissed.

Expired Vehicle Inspection:
You must renew the inspection within 20 working days of the citation and present a copy of the receipt to the court with all vehicle information on the receipt.  Court may dismiss with a $20.00 fee.  The clerk cannot dismiss if the inspection was expired for more than 60 days. You must appear before the Judge for the Inspection to be considered for dismissal. Please follow-up after 14 days to make sure your case was dismissed.

Expired Vehicle Registration:
You must renew the registration within 20 working days of the citation, pay a penalty fee to the County Tax-Assessor-Collector when renewing, and present a copy of the receipt to the court.  Court may dismiss with a $20.00 fee. If the State penalty is not paid, the Court cannot dismiss the citation. Please follow-up after 14 days to make sure your case was dismissed.

Operate Vehicle without two Valid License Plates or with one Plate or with an altered, unclean or obscured plate:
May be dismissed if the offense was corrected by the initial appearance date. The vehicle must be present for the court to verify.  Court may dismiss with a $10.00 fee. Please follow-up after 14 days to make sure your case was dismissed.

Fail to report change of address:
Must renew driver’s license address within 20 working days after the date of the citation and provide a copy of the change of address from DPS to the Court.  Court may dismiss with a $20.00 fee. Please follow-up after 14 days to make sure your case was dismissed.

Operate Vehicle with Defective Required Equipment or in unsafe condition:
Must be remedied by the initial appearance date and vehicle must be present to verify.  Court may dismiss with a $10.00 fee.  This does not apply to CDL vehicles. Please follow-up after 14 days to make sure your case was dismissed.