- Compliance Dismissals
You must appear in person before your initial appearance date on your citation to present your proof and request dismissal of your citation and request the charges be dismissed.
- Deferred Disposition
You may be eligible to request deferred disposition for your citation to keep your citation from affecting your driving record. Deferred disposition will require you to comply with certain terms and conditions, to make payment of fine and special expense fee, and abide a 30 day probationary period to not receive any new moving violations in the City of Roanoke. Upon successful completion, your case will be dismissed and no conviction will be reported to your driving record.
Commercial driver's license holders are not eligible for deferred disposition.
- Driver's Safety Course
You may be eligible to request defensive driving for your citation to keep the citation from affecting your driving record. Student drivers may be eligible to request a driver's safety course, which is normally 6 to 8 hours in length and is approved by the Texas Education Agency (TEA) for your citation to keep the citation from affecting your driving record. These courses may be taken in a classroom setting, by video/DVD, or online. The Roanoke Municipal Court cannot recommend a specific course; you are encouraged to visit this website to locate a State-Approved Driver's Safety Course List. Upon successful completion, your citation will be dismissed, and a conviction will not be reported to your driving record.
All persons are presumed innocent until proven guilty. You have the choice to choose one of the several pleas. Your decision concerning which plea to enter is very important.