Deferred Disposition

Deferred Disposition is an option you may be able to request to keep a violation off of your record. Deferred disposition is available for most offenses.

Eligibility Requirements

You are not eligible for deferred disposition if:

  • You held a Commercial Driver's License (CDL) on the offense date or you currently hold a CDL.
  • The offense occurred in a construction zone with workers present.

You will need to set a court date to request deferred disposition if:

  • You completed deferred disposition and received a dismissal of a traffic violation through deferred within the past 12 months.
  • You are currently on deferred disposition for a traffic violation in Coppell or another jurisdiction.
  • You were cited for one of the following:
    • Speeding 25 mph over the speed limit, or in excess of 95 miles per hour
    • Involved in an accident resulting in property damage or personal injury
    • Passing a school bus

Request Deferred Disposition

  1. Make your request for deferred disposition either in person, or in writing, or online before your appearance date:
  2. Pay a fine and court costs on the day the deferred disposition request is submitted.


Once the judge has granted your deferred disposition request, you will be placed on a probationary period, usually 90 days, and you must not receive another citation during that time. Other conditions may be imposed that you will be made aware of, if applicable.

If your case is for a traffic violation:

  • If you are under 25 years of age, a Driving Safety Course (DSC) must be taken as a condition.
  • If you have a provisional driver's license (under age 18), examination by the Department of Public Safety (DPS) is a condition.

End of Deferred Period

Upon successful completion of the deferred period and timely return of all required documents, the violation will be dismissed.