Can I Have My Case Dismissed Through Defensive Driving?
If your ticket is in Judge Richard's Court, and you have not taken Defensive Driving in the last (12) twelve months, you may be able to require that one traffic citation be dismissed by taking a state approved driver’s safety course. However, you may lose that right if you do not provide written notice of your desire to do so and enter your plea of guilty or no contest to the Court on or before the appearance date. You are not allowed to take defensive driving for some offenses, including but not limited to speeding more than 24 miles per hour over the limit, passing a school bus, fleeing a police officer, and certain other offenses. CDL holders are ineligible for ticket dismissal.
A defendant who is younger than 17 years of age must appear in Court with a parent, guardian, or managing conservator, to enter a plea and request to take a Driving Safety Course.
You must first receive permission from the Court prior to completing the course.
To apply for defensive driving, carefully read the instructions before completing an Order Deferring Further Proceedings On Driving Safety Course.
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