You may have the option to have your citation dismissed and not reported as a conviction on your driving record. If you request and are granted, you may receive a deferred disposition. A deferred disposition is a 6 month probation period during which time you must follow the orders of the court including:
A plea of no contest or guilty must be entered.
All fines and fees must be paid prior to the end of the deferment.
Any change of address must be reported immediately.
You cannot receive another citation for the same charge during the deferment period.
If you are under the age of 25, you will be required to take a driver’s safety course.
You must sign an affidavit of compliance and have the affidavit notarized after the deferment period. Your affiddavit must be submitted to the court within 30 days.
Additional requirements may be ordered by the Judge.
Holder of a commercial driver’s license.
Charge of speeding 25 mph or above the posted speed limit.
Speeding in a construction zone with workers present.
Any alcohol, drug or juvenile charges.
Payments can be made online, by mail, placed in one of the utility drop boxes (located at city hall) or in person at the court clerk’s office. We accept cash (only in person), money order, cashier’s check, personal check or credit/debit card (a processing fee will apply). All payment documents must include citation number. Failure to comply with the orders of the deferment could result in the loss of the deferral and a conviction on your driving record.
Please Note: In these instances, the defendant must make the request in person, in front of a Judge or prosecutor.