Driver Safety Course
Do not take the driver safety course before contacting the court. If you are interested in taking the drivers safety course to have your citation dismissed, you must contact the court to request this. Not all violations are eligible for this dismissal. Contact the court to see if you meet the eligibility requirements. A request for the DSC is to be done on or before your scheduled court date. The fee for the DSC request is $144.00. Upon approval to take the DSC, you will have 90 days to complete the TEA certified DSC. Once successfully completed, you will receive a “Certificate of Completion”. The Certificate must be returned to the court to show compliance to the DSC agreement on or before the due date. You will also be required to submit a Type 3 A Driving record. See the list of “useful links” for more information. If you satisfactorily complete the DSC and submit the required document to the court (Certificate of Completing & Type 3A Driving Record), the violation will be dismissed and not affect your driving record.
However, if you do not comply you will be fined in the amount of $200.00 and you will be expected to explain to the court why you failed to comply. You will be scheduled a Show Cause hearing. If you fail to appear for the Show Cause hearing, you will be issued a warrant for your arrest. Again, it is your responsibility to notify the court with any changes to your contact information.
How to Request the Driver Safety Course
You can request this option in person during our regular business hours, by mail or by email. Please include the following with your request in writing. It does not have to be typed as long as we can read and understand it, you may simply hand write this letter to say:
• Your plea of no contest or guilty
• Indicate your request for a drivers safety course
• Include a copy of your Texas driver’s license
• Include a copy of your liability insurance showing you are insured under the policy
• Include your citation number
• Include your name, address and phone number
How to Pay for your Driver Safety Course Request
Make check or money order payable to the Town of Hollywood Park. No cash will be received by mail. (see General Information for more info) When paying online, make sure you are paying the exact amount. (call the court clerk for more information at 210-494-2023 ext.224 or email firstname.lastname@example.org)
The court will respond by mail or email with an agreement that will indicate the conditions of your driver safety court request. You must sign it and return it to the court in order for it to be valid. It is your responsibility to follow up with the court.