Dismissals

No Insurance (FMFR)
A citation for Failure to Maintain Financial Responsibility may be dismissed at no charge if the defendant provides the court with proof of coverage for the date and time of the violation on the vehicle or defendant. The coverage must be verified with the insurance company before dismissal is granted.

Compliance Dismissals
Find information about registration, inspection, and driver license offenses below:
Offense
Length of Time to Comply
Other Required
Amount of Fee
Statute
Operate motor vehicle with license plates or with one plate
Before defendant's first court appearance
Registration for vehicle must be current during period offense was committed

Registration insignia was attached to the vehicle before the defendant's first court appearance
$10 Section 502.404, Transportation Code
Expired Motor Vehicle Registration 20 working days after the offense or before the defendant's first court appearance, whichever is later
Defendant must show proof of payment of late registration fee (penalty fee) to county assessor-collector $20 Section 502.407 (b), Transportation Code
Display altered, unclean, or obscured license plates Before the Defendant's First court appearance. None
$10 Section 502.409, Transportation Code
Expired driver's license 20 working days after the offense or before the defendant's first court appearance, whichever is later
None
$20 Section 521.026, Transportation Code
Fail to report change of address
20 working days after the offense or before the defendant's first court appearance, whichever is later None $20 Section 521.054, Transportation Code
Violate driver's license restriction or endorsement Before the defendant's first court appearance
Driver's License endorsement was imposed because of a physical condition that was surgically or otherwise medically corrected before the date of offense, or in error and that is established by the defendant

The Department of Public Safety removed the endorsement before the defendant's first court appearance
$20 Section 521.221, Transportation Code
Operate vehicle with defective required equipment (or in unsafe condition)** Before the defendant's first court appearance Does not apply if the offense includes a commercial motor vehicle
$10 Section 5474, Transportation Code
Expired inspection (less than 60 days) 20 working days after the offense or before the defendant's first court appearance, whichever is later None
$20 Section 548.605 (b), Transportation Code