Deferred Disposition

If you plan to request the Deferred Disposition option, DO NOT pay the citation online. Contact the Municipal Court directly prior to making any payment. 

Deferred Disposition

Deferred Disposition must be applied for in person or by mail to the Highland Park Municipal Court. Deferred Disposition is not available to holders of a commercial driver's license (CDL). The Deferred Disposition Form must be completed and mailed to the Highland Park Municipal Court.

If you are granted deferred disposition the special expense fee and applicable court costs must be paid. You will be on probation for 90 days. If you are not convicted of a moving violation within that time, your ticket will be dismissed.

The Court requires the completion of a Defensive Driving course as part of the conditions for deferred disposition for defendants 25 years of age and younger.

Successful completion of deferred disposition will keep the citation off of your driving record. The deferral period (probation) is from a minimum of 90 days to a maximum of 180 days, and may include other restrictions or requirements.

You do not qualify for deferred disposition if you:

  • Have a commercial driver’s license
  • Have been granted deferred disposition in the last 90 days
  • Were cited for a speeding offense that is 25 miles per hour or more than the posted speed limit.
  • Were cited in a construction zone when workers were present