Dismissals

If certain defects (violations) are remedied within the time frame established by law and proof of the remedy is submitted to the court in accordance with established law, the court MAY, but is not required to, consider that fact in the disposition of your case.

Motions for dismissal for any charge may be made at trial or through the office of the City prosecutor.

      Offense  Statute

Length of Time to

Comply

Other Required Conditions DismissalFee

Operate Motor Vehicle Without License Plates or with One Plate

 

Section 502.404, Transportation Code

Before defendant’s first court  appearance

-           Registration for the vehicle must be current during period offense was committed; and

-           Registration insignia was attached to the car before the defendant’s first Court Appearance.

-           Court may dismiss.

 

$10

Expired Motor Vehicle Registration

Section 502.407, Transportation Code

20 working days after the offence or before the defendant’s first court appearance

-           Defendant must showproof of payment of late registration fee to countyassessor-collector. This is usually noted as a penalty fee on your registration receipt.

-           Court may dismiss.

$20

Display Altered, Unclean, or Obscured License Plates

Section 502.409, Transportation Code

Must see Judge

-           Set Court Date to See Judge

See Judge

Fail to Display Driver’s License

Section 521.025, Transportation Code

 N/A

-           Defendant must show proof of valid driver’s license at time of offense; and

-           Prosecutor must make motion to dismiss

$10

Expired Driver’s License

Section 504.026, Transportation Code

20 working days after the offense or before the defendant’s first court appearance

-           Defendant must show proof of valid driver’s license. 

-           Court may dismiss.
$20

Fail to Report Change of Address or Name

Section 521.054, Transportation Code

20 working days after the date of the offense

-           Defendant must provide proof of valid driver’s license reflecting current address within 20 working days after the date of the offense or before the defendant’s first court appearance

-           Court may dismiss

$20

Violate Driver’s License Restriction or Endorsement

Section 521.1221,

Transportation Code

Before the defendant’s first court appearance

-           Driver’s license endorsement was imposed because of a physical condition that was surgicallyor otherwise medicallycorrected before the date of the offense, or in error and that is established bythe defendant; and

-           The Department of Public Safety removes the restriction or endorsement before the defendants first court appearance

-           Court may dismiss

$10

Operate Vehicle with Defective Required

Equipment (or in Unsafe Condition)*

Section 547.004, Transportation Code

Must see Judge

-           Set Court Date to See Judge

See Judge

Expired Motor Vehicle Inspection Violation

(less than 60 days)

Section 548.605, Transportation Code

20 working days after the offense or before the defendant’s first court appearance

-           May be dismissed at counter if you can provide proof of valid driver’s license within 20 working days after the date of the offense or before the defendant’s first court appearance.

 $20

Expired Motor Vehicle Inspection Violation (more than 60 days)

Section 548.605, Transportation Code

Must see Judge

-           Set Court Date to See Judge

See Judge

Expired Disabled Parking Placard

(less than 60 days)

Section 681.013, Transportation Code

Must see Judge

-           Set Court Date to See Judge

See Judge

Expired Disabled Parking Placard

(more than 60 days)

Section 681.01, Transportation Code

Must see Judge

-           Set Court date to see Judge

See Judge

Expired Certificate of Number

Section 31.127, Parks and

Wildlife Code

Must see Judge

-           Set Court Date to See Judge

See Judge

Fail to Maintain Financial Responsibility

(No Insurance)

Section 601.191, Transportation Code

 

 

 

N/A

-           The defendant produces evidence that valid financial coverage was in place at the time the offense is alleged to have occurred; and

-           The court verifies the document produced

None