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Compliance Dismissals
These dismissals have many terms and are not always a defendant’s right. These dismissals are valid if the defendant appears on or before the required appearance date and meets the terms. 

Expired Driver’s License - violation may be dismissed if you meet the following:

  1. Renew your license within 20 business days of the date you were charged or before first court appearance, whichever is later. 
  2. Provide your new temporary license.
  3. Present the temporary license noted above with $20.00 (dismissal fee) no later than your court appearance date assigned by the charging officer.

Expired Vehicle Registration (License Plates) - violation may be dismissed if you meet the following:

  1. Renew your registration within 20 business days of the date you were charged or before first court appearance, whichever is later.
  2. Provide a legible receipt of registration that clearly identifies the vehicle in violation.
  3. Present the receipt noted above with $20.00 (dismissal fee) no later than your court appearance date assigned by the charging officer.


No Valid Inspection Certificate - if the inspection was expired for 60 days or less your violation may be dismissed if you meet the following terms:

  1. Renew your inspection within 20 business days of the date you were charged or before first court appearance, whichever is later.
  2. Provide a legible receipt of inspection that clearly identifies the inspected vehicle passes emissions and the payment of the required inspection fee.
  3. Present the receipt noted above with $20.00 (dismissal fee) no later than your court appearance date assigned by the charging officer.

Fail to Maintain Financial Responsibility (Insurance) - must be valid at the date and time the citation was issued.  There is no fee for this dismissal.

Fail to Display Driver's License - must provide proof the defendant had a current driver's license at the time the citation was issued.  There is no fee for this dismissal. 

Other Charges Eligible for Dismissal
The following charges are eligible for dismissal; however, proof of compliance must be submitted at the scheduled court date in court:
  • Operation of Motorcycle without Seal: proof motorcycle was properly and correctly registered
  • Wrong, Fictitious, or Unclean Plate: proof proper plates assigned to vehicle
  • Failure to Change Name/Address on Driver's License: Texas driver's license with current name/address
  • Defective Equipment: proof of repairs
  • Defective Equipment: no turn indicator lights ( Proof of repairs
  • Defective Muffler: proof of repairs
  • Display Blue Lights: proof that lights have been removed
  • Headlight Improper Location: proof that headlights have been properly installed
  • Illegal Tail Lamps: proof that vehicle has proper / legal tail lamps
  • No Proof of Rabies Vaccination: proof of vaccination