Citation Dismissal

Dismissals allowed by statute are:

FAILURE TO MAINTAIN FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY (INSURANCE)
You must provide a copy of a valid insurance policy that was in effect on the date and at the time that you received your citation.
Insurance will be verified by the clerk's office with the issuing insurance company.

FAILURE TO PRESENT DRIVER LICENSE
You must present to the court a valid driver’s license issued prior to the date and time of the citation and pay a $20.00 dismissal fee.

EXPIRED DRIVER LICENSE (Tex. Trans. Code 521.026)
(1) You must renew your license within twenty (20) working days of receiving the citation;
(2) You must present the renewed license to the court within twenty (20) working days of receiving the citation; and
(3) You must pay a $20.00 administrative fee at the time of your request for dismissal (failure to pay the fee forfeits your right to a dismissal).

EXPIRED REGISTRATION (Tex. Trans. Code 502.407)
(1) You must get the vehicle registered within twenty (20) working days of receiving the citation;
(2) You must present the receipt of registration to the court within twenty (20) working days; and
(3) You must pay a $20.00 administrative fee at the time of your request for dismissal (failure to pay the fee forfeits your right to a dismissal).

EXPIRED INSPECTION (Tex. Trans. Code 548.605)
(1) The inspection sticker on the vehicle at the time of the citation cannot be expired for more than sixty (60) days;
(2) You must get the vehicle inspected within twenty (20) working days of the citation;
(3) Within twenty (20) days of the citation, you must present the receipt showing proof of the vehicle inspection to the court for examination (the court will not enter the parking lot to view you sticker); and
(4) you must pay a $20 administrative fee at the time of the request for dismissal (failure to pay the fee forfeits your right to a dismissal).

Can the Judge dismiss my ticket?

No. The Judge does not have the authority to dismiss tickets.



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