Deferred Disposition

Deferred Disposition (Probation)

Cost of citation + special expense fee

Note - any pre-disposition (no conviction entered) cases in which the defendant is less than 21 years old and involves an offense under Texas Penal Code or Texas Alcohol & Beverage Code must appear in open court, unless otherwise specified by the Judge.

Exceptions:  

  • If you are charged with speeding greater than 25mph over the limit, you must request, in writing or in person, to speak to the prosecutor if a deferral is sought. You will find your court date and time on the citation..
  • If you are a CDL holder or had a CDL at the time of the violation and if the violation involved the movement of a vehicle, you are not eligible for a deferral. 
  • There are certain violations that are not eligible for deferral: passing a school bus, any moving violation that occurs in a work zone with workers present, failing to obey a school crossing guard, and leaving the scene of an accident.  This is not a complete list of prohibited violations.  If you have a question regarding your eligibility for deferral please contact the court at court@ci.garden-ridge.tx.us

Moving Violations

The deferral period is for 90 days during which you must:
  1. Pay the court costs at the time of the request, the deferred disposition fine is due by the end of the deferral period;  and 
  2. Not be convicted of any offenses of a similar nature within the City of Garden Ridge. 
  3. Additional conditions (as applicable): If you were less than 25 years old at the time of the violation, you must complete a driving safety course and submit the original court copy of the certificate of completion. If you hold a provisional DL, you are required to present proof that you were reexamined by DPS. 

Failure to Maintain Financial Responsibility

The deferral period is for 180 days during which you must:
  1. At the time of request, you must submit proof of valid insurance listing your name as a driver on the policy; 
  2. Pay the court costs at the time of the request, the deferred disposition fine is due by the end of the deferral period; 
  3. Maintain valid insurance (to be verified at end of deferral period); and
  4. Not be convicted of any offenses of a similar nature within the City of Garden Ridge. 

You can submit your request in person or by regular mail: 9400 Municipal Parkway Garden Ridge, TX 78266.  With your request you must include ALL of the following:

  1. Written request for deferred disposition
  2. Plea of guilty or no contest
  3. Photo ID
  4. Signature (on handwritten request or attached plea portion of citation)
  5. Current phone number
  6. Current mailing address