also known as
Deferred Probation or Deferred Adjudication
Online request for Deferred Disposition Probation
Deferred Disposition is a method to have your citation dismissed
upon the successful completion of a probationary period --- usually 90 days (for traffic offenses) but sometimes as long as 180 days (for FMFR and Class C misdemeanors) depending upon the type of case.
Even though you plead "guilty" or "no contest", the court does not "find you guilty". Instead, the court defers further proceedings and places you on probation for a period of time with conditions of probation.
Generally the primary requirement of a deferred disposition is that you do not get another citation while on probation; however, the court may impose additional requirements including but not limited to community service, tobacco or alcohol classes or shoplifting awareness classes.
What happens once my period of probation is over with?
If the court has all information before it to prove that you have successfully complied
with all of the terms of the Order of Deferred Disposition, the court dismisses the citation.
If the court has reason to believe that you have failed to comply
with the Order of Deferred Disposition, you will have to appear before the Judge to explain (or show-cause) why the offense should not be entered as a conviction.