Deferred Disposition


Deferred Disposition is a way of having your citation dismissed after satisfactory completion of a probationary period during which no additional offenses are received, and after all requirements imposed in the deferred order are satisfied. The probationary period is 90 to 180 days, depending on the type of violation, and begins when the fees are paid. With successful completion of deferred disposition, there is not a final conviction, the complaint may not be used against you, and the conviction will not be reported.

Request for deferred may be made by mail, in person or before the Judge.


To be eligible for deferred disposition you:

  • Must not be charged with a traffic violation committed in a construction zone with workers present
  • Must not have successfully completed a deferred disposition of a similar charge in the past 12 months in the City of Hutchins
  • Must not have a commercial driver’s license
  • Must not be charged with speeding in excess of 25 mph over the posted speed limit

Request for Deferred Disposition

To request this option your request must be received or postmarked by the appearance date on your citation.  At the time of your request, you must:

  • Enter a plea of guilty or nolo contendere (no contest)
  • Present a copy of a valid driver’s license
  • Pay an expense fee and court costs (contact court for amount)

If you are eligible and meet all the requirements, at the end of your deferred period, your citation will be dismissed.

Failure to Comply

  • If you fail to comply with the conditions and/or requirements, you will have to appear at a Show Cause Hearing before a Municipal Court Judge to explain why you have failed to comply.
  • If you do not appear for the Show Cause Hearing, a Capias Pro Fine Warrant may be issued for your arrest, and a conviction of the offense charged will be on your record, plus additional fees may be accessed.