Administrative Dismissals

The following can be requested for administrative dismissal if the defendant remedies the offense in a timely manner. The following lists the most common offenses, please call the court for more information.

Defective Equipment or in Unsafe Condition

Requires proof of remedied defect by first court appearance date and a $10 required fee. (Does not apply if the offense involves a commercial motor vehicle.) 

Section 547.004(c), Transportation Code

Expired Driver License

If expired less than 30 days, requires proof of license renewal by deadline and a $20 required fee. (Deadline is within 20 working days after the date of offense or before the defendant’s first court appearance, whichever is later.)

Section 521.026(a), Transportation Code

Expired Vehicle Registration

If expired less than 30 days, requires proof of registration renewal; including late registration penalty fee to county assessor-collector by deadline and a $20 fee. (Deadline is within 20 working days after the date of offense or before the defendant’s first court appearance, whichever is later.)

Section 502.407(b), Transportation Code

Operate Motor Vehicle Without License Plates or With One Plate

Requires proof that registration was current on the date/time of violation, both plates must be on the vehicle when you come to court and registration must identify the same vehicle as listed on the citation. Proof must be presented by first court appearance date and a $10 required fee.

Section 504.943(d), Transportation Code

Fail to Report Change of Name / Address

Requires proof that the driver’s license was updated by the deadline and a $20 required fee. (Deadline is within 20 working days after the date of the offense.)

Section 521.054(d), Transportation Code