Dismissals

Overview

If you receive a citation for any of the reasons listed below and you meet the specified requirements, your case may be dismissed.  Valid proof must be presented to the court either at the court window Monday - Friday 8:00am - 5:00 pm or you can mail your proof along with any required dismissal fees.  The proof must be submitted within 20 business days from the date your were issued the citation/ticket. Faxes are not accepted by the court.  

Failed to Display Driver License        

The case may be dismissed if you present evidence to the court showing proof of a valid Texas Driver License for the date the citation/ticket was issued.   No dismissal fee for this violation.   

No Liability Insurance       

On your citation/ticket it will be written as Fail to Maintain Financial Responsibility which is commonly known as No Liability Insurance.  The case may be dismissed if you present a valid insurance card for the vehicle driven on the date and time of the citation/ticket.  The court clerk will call the insurance company to verify coverage.  No dismissal fee for this violation. 

   *** If coverage was obtained AFTER the citation was received this does not qualify for a dismissal.            

Failed to Display Registration Insignia

The case may be dismissed if you present evidence showing that the registration insignia/sticker is posted on the vehicle listed on the citation/ticket.  The proof may be a photograph showing the registration sticker is attached to the vehicle or visual inspection of the vehicle by court personnel.  A dismissal fee of $10.00 must be paid to the court.   

License Plate Violations

The case may be dismissed if you present evidence showing that the license plate issue(s) have been remedied. The proof may be photographs showing the license plate including the front/rear of the vehicle or visual inspection of the vehicle by court personnel or police officer.  A dismissal fee of $10.00 must be paid to the court.       

  • Operate without license plates/with one license plate
  • Display wrong, fictitious, altered, or unclean license plate  

Defective Equipment Violations

The case may be dismissed if you show proof to the court that the defect has been remedied and the offense did not occur on a commercial motor vehicle.   The proof may be in a form of receipt, photographs or visual inspection of the vehicle by court personnel or police officer.  A dismissal fee of $10.00 must be paid to the court.  

Listed below are common defective equipment violations however additional violations may be included.

  • Defective head lamp(s)
  • Defective tail lamp(s)
  • Defective turn signal lamp(s)
  • Defective stop lamps(s)
  • Muffler violation
  • Improper, defective, or no mud flaps
  • Tinted headlamps, tail/stop lights
  • Window tint restrictions
  • Unauthorized red, white, or blue lights         

Expired Registration

The case may be dismissed if you show proof to the court that registration has been remedied by bringing in paperwork from the County Tax Assessor’s office showing that the late registration fees were paid.  A dismissal fee of $20.00 must be paid to the court. 

Expired Driver License        

The case may be dismissed if you show proof to the court that your driver license has been updated with the Texas Department of Public Safety.   The temporary paperwork given to you by DPS is sufficient as proof.  A dismissal fee of $20.00 must be paid to the court. 

Failed to Change Address on Driver License   

The case may be dismissed if you show proof to the court that your address on your driver license has been updated with the Texas Department of Public Safety.   The temporary paperwork given to you by DPS is sufficient as proof.  A dismissal fee of $20.00 must be paid to the court.