Deferred Disposition/Probation

A request for deferred disposition/probation may be submitted online, by mail, or in person at the Court Clerk's Office within 20 working days from the date of the offense. 

Please Note: Proceeding with a request for Deferred Disposition Online will require you to download and print required documents, and email the documents to the court with proper identification.

You are Eligible for Deferred Disposition If:

  • You did not possess a CDL license (Commercial Driver’s License) on the day of the offense or currently possess a CDL license.
  • You have not participated in a Deferred Disposition Program in the City of Burleson within the last 12 months (the 12 month time period is calculated from the date of the first citation to the date of the second citation).  
  • You are not currently participating in a Deferred Disposition Program in the City of Burleson
  • You are not charged with speeding 30 miles or more over the speed limit or speeding 95 miles per hour or more; 
  • You are not charged with a violation occurring in a Construction Zone with Workers Present   
  • You have not already paid your fine which resulted in a final conviction in this case
  • If you are under the age of 25 see below

Deferred/Probation Conditions


If your request for deferred disposition is granted, you will be placed on probation for a period not to exceed 180 days. As a condition of your probation, you must not receive any additional citations in the City of Burleson, including parking tickets, during the deferral period. Other conditions may also be imposed to qualify for deferred disposition. Any conditions or terms required to successfully complete the deferral period will be provided to you in writing by the court. In addition, you will be required to read and sign the deferred disposition order acknowledging receipt of the information needed to satisfy your deferral terms. If you are under the age of 25 you will be required to complete defensive driving.

Citation Dismissal


At the end of the deferral period, provided you have met all the conditions of your probation, the judge will dismiss your citation without a final disposition. Dismissal of the citation is not reported to the Department of Public Safety, and thus, the offenses are not recorded on your driving and/or criminal record.

Cost & Fees

State Court Costs, Fees and Deferred Disposition Fee will be due to the Court upon the granting of a request for deferred disposition/probation. Because the costs and fees will vary according to the offense cited and the facts and circumstances of your case, you will need to contact the Court to learn the exact amount of the deferral fee owed for your citation(s). To determine the total amount owed, please contact the Municipal Court at 817-426-9220.

Failure to Comply

If you fail to comply with any requirements of the deferred order, you will be scheduled for the next available Show Cause Hearing.  To discuss your case with the judge as to why your deferment should not be revoked.  A letter will be mailed to the last known address provided to the court.    

If You Do Not Appear

If you fail to appear at this hearing, a final judgment of guilty will be entered. The guilty conviction will be reported to the Department of Public Safety and will appear on your driving and/or criminal record.  You may waive your hearing by signing the waiver on your Show Cause Notice or by writing to the court to waive your hearing.

Contact Us

If you have any questions, please contact the Municipal Court at 817-426-9220.