- Trial by judge
- Trial by jury
Guilty or No Contest
- Pay fine in full
- Payment extensions (time payment fee of $25.00 added for each violation if not paid in full within 30 days)
- Defensive Driving Course
- Deferred Disposition (Probation)
Defensive Driving - You may be able to require that the charge be dismissed by successfully completing a driving safety course or a motorcycle-training course. You will lose that right if, on or before your appearance date, you do not provide the court with notice of your request to take this course.
- Must not have taken course in previous 12 months for ticket dismissal purposes
- Valid Texas Driver License
- Current Proof of personal liability insurance
- If you hold a commercial driver license
- Speeding 25mph or more
- Accident involving damage to vehicle
- Fail to stop/Passing a school bus
- Fail to give information or render aid
- Any violation in a construction or maintenance zone
- Speeding in a school zone = $127.00
- All other moving violations = $107.00
If you qualify and:
- want your case dismissed
- want to request by mail
- Plead guilty or nolo contendere (No Contest) on or before your appearance date Provide current proof of personal liability insurance Provide Valid Texas driver license Pay $127.00 for speeding in school zone, $107.00 all other moving violations If you qualify and: want your case dismissed want to request by mail You Must: Plead guilty or nolo contendere (No Contest) on or before your appearance date
- Make a written request to take course
- Have affidavit properly notarized
- Provide copy of Valid Texas driver license
- Provide copy of current proof of personal liability insurance
- Mail $127.00 for speeding in school zone/$107.00 all other moving violations. No personal checks are accepted.
Deferred Disposition is a process in which the judge requires the defendant to adhere to certain terms. If a defendant successfully completes those terms, the case will be dismissed. If the defendant does not complete the terms of probation, a fine may be assessed and a conviction entered on their driving record.
You may request Deferred Disposition (probation) for an offense prior to your court date. To qualify you must appear in person at the court window and have a valid Driver's License and not be subject to another pending Order of Deferred in the Hitchcock Municipal Court.
You will be required to post a bond in the amount of $75.00 more than the window fine and comply with the terms of the Order of Deferred Disposition issued by the Court. If at the end of 90 days from the date of the order, you are found to have complied with the order, the case will be dismissed. The bond money will be kept as a special expense fee. However, if you are found to have violated any of the terms of the probation, a judgment of conviction may be entered against you and your bond will be kept as a fine.
Persons under the age of 25 who commit a moving violation must take a driving safety course as a condition of the deferred disposition.
A holder of a commercial driver's license is not eligible for deferred disposition except for infractions that do not relate to motor vehicle control.
Deferred Disposition (Probation) Disqualifications:
If you hold a commercial driver license
If you are requesting Deferred for an Insurance violation, you MUST present proof of Insurance at the clerk's window at the time of the request and maintain coverage for the entire deferral period. The deferral period for Insurance violations are 180 days.
If you would like to request Deferred Disposition by mail, please contact the court clerk's office for instructions.
Persons who are cited for violations that occurred in a construction zone when workers are present are not eligible.
Persons holding a provisional license are not eligible to request Deferred at the Clerk window and must appear in open court.
Community Service If you feel that you have an extenuating circumstance and want to request community service, you may speak with the judge on your appearance date and time noted on your citation.