Violation Dismissal Options

The following are offenses and the available options to those offenses dismissed:

Operating a Motor Vehicle Without License Plates or With 1 License Plate
  • Remedy before the 1st court appearance as shown on citation
  • Registration current at time of offense
  • Registration insignia attached to vehicle before the 1st court appearance
There will be a $10 dismissal fee.

Expired Motor Vehicle Registration
  • Remedy within 20 working days after the offense or before the 1st court appearance, whichever is later
  • Late fee to the tax assessor / collector is still due
There will be a $20 dismissal fee.

Display Altered, Unclean, or Obscured License Plate / Registration Insignia
  • Remedy before the 1st court appearance
There will be a $10 dismissal fee.

Failure to Display Driver's License
  • Defendant presents valid driver's license
  • Prosecutor makes a motion to dismiss
There will be a $10 dismissal fee.

Expired Driver's License
  • Remedy within 20 working days after the offense or before the 1st court appearance, whichever is later
There will be a $20 dismissal fee.

Failure to Report Change of Address or Name Within 30 days
  • Remedy within 20 working days after the date of the offense
There will be a $20 dismissal fee.

Violate Driver's License Restriction or Endorsement
  • Remedy before the 1st court appearance
  • If the endorsement was imposed because of a physical condition that was corrected before the offense or was imposed in error, have the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) remove the endorsement before the 1st court appearance
There will be a $10 dismissal fee.

Operate Vehicle with Defective Required Equipment (or in an Unsafe Condition)
  • Remedy before the 1st court appearance
  • Does not apply to CMV
There will be a $10 dismissal fee.

Expired Motor Vehicle Inspection
Less Than 60 Days
  • Remedy within 20 working days after the offense date or before the 1st court appearance, whichever is later
There will be a $20 dismissal fee.

More Than 60 Days
  • If your inspection is expired more than 60 days, then you will need to set this case for a pre-trial hearing and speak with the prosecutor.
The fine will be determined by the prosecutor.

Expired Certificate of Number (Vessel)
The certificate must be expired less than 60 days.
  • Remedy within 10 working days after the offense
There will be a $10 dismissal fee.

Expired Disabled Parking Placard
Expired Less Than 60 Days
  • Remedy within 20 working days after the offense date or before the 1st court appearance, whichever is later (Sec. 681.013, T.C.)
There will be a $20 dismissal fee.

Expired More Than 60 Days
  • Remedy within 20 working days after the offense date or before the 1st court appearance, whichever is later (Sec. 681.013, T.C.)
  There is no dismissal fee.