Compliance Dismissals

Compliance Dismissals
Some offenses may be dismissed with proof of compliance and a $10-$20 dismissal fee.

Expired Items
  • Expired Registration: The Court may dismiss with $20 fee if registration is renewed within 20 business days of the citation, and you provide a copy of the registration receipt to the Court that clearly identifies the vehicle and indicates payment of the required penalty fee to the Tax Assessor. When you renew your registration, you MUST inform them you received a citation so that they assess this penalty fee. 
  • Expired Driver’s License: The Court may dismiss with $20 fee, if the license is renewed within 20 business days of the citation, and you provide a copy of your new license to the Court no later than your due date.
  • Expired Disabled Parking Placard: The Court shall dismiss with $20 fee, if the disabled parking placard is renewed within 20 business days of the citation, and you provide a copy of your new placard.       
Displayed Items
  • Fail to Display Registration: The Court may dismiss with a $10 fee if registration was current and if registration is properly placed on vehicle before the defendant’s first court appearance.
  • Display Canceled License Plates: The Court may dismiss with a $10 fee if the defendant shows that vehicle was issued plates establishing that the vehicle was registered for the period during which the offense was committed, and the plates are attached to the vehicle before the defendant’s first court appearance.
  • Operating Vehicle without Two License Plates: The Court may dismiss with a $10 fee if the defect is remedied before the defendant’s first court appearance.
Violate Driver’s License Restriction / Endorsement
The Court may dismiss with a $10 fee if the driver's license restriction or endorsement was imposed because of a physical condition that was surgically or otherwise medically corrected before the date of the offense, or in error and that is established by the defendant; and the DPS removes the restriction or endorsement before the defendant’s first court appearance.

Defective Equipment
The Court may dismiss with a $10 fee if the defect is corrected prior to defendant’s first court appearance. Proof such as a receipt is required. Dismissal does not apply if the offense involves a commercial motor vehicle.

Fail to do Items
  • Fail to Report Change of Name/ Address on Driver’s License: The Court may dismiss a with $20 fee if the change of address is filed with Department of Public Safety (DPS) within 20 business days and proof is shown to the Court before defendant’s first court appearance.
  • Fail to Maintain Financial Responsibility (Insurance): Citations for no proof of insurance will be dismissed at no charge upon presentation to the Court of proof that the driver or vehicle (if you had the owner’s permission to drive their vehicle) was covered by a valid liability insurance policy at the time cited. The Court will verify insurance coverage was in place.
  • Fail to Display Driver’s License: The Court may dismiss with a $10 fee upon presentation of a driver’s license that was valid at the time the citation was issued.