You may request Deferred Disposition to prevent DPS from assessing points to your driving record. Deferred Disposition is commonly referred to as “probation”. Basically it means that you will pay the fees assessed by the Judge and he will agree to “defer” his finding of guilt for a period of up to 180 days.

With this request, you will enter into an agreement with the Court that you will not violate any laws during your deferral period.

If you complete the deferral period satisfactorily, the violation will be dismissed and will not affect your driving record.

If you commit another violation  or otherwise do not satisfactorily complete the deferral period, you may be found Guilty, and the offense will be reported to the Department of Public Safety.

If you are under the age of 25 you will be required to take a driver’s safety course as a condition of the deferred disposition.