Dismissal of Violation

Dismissal of a citation must be approved by a representative of the Haltom City Municipal Court.

The following violations can be dismissed:

1. Expired registration - If you received a ticket for this, you can get your violation dismissed by presenting proof that you corrected the violation within 20 working days from the date of the ticket.  You must present the proof to the court within 21 working days of the date of the ticket and pay a $20 administrative fee. The proof MUST show that you paid the penalty fee upon renewing the registration. 

2. Expired driver's license - If you received a ticket for this, you can get your violation dismissed by presenting proof that you corrected the violation within 20 working days from the date of the ticket. You must present proof to the court within 21 working days of the ticket  and pay a $20 administrative fee.

3. Expired inspection -  If you received a ticket for this and the inspection has been expired for 12 months or less, you can get your violation dismissed by presenting proof that you corrected the violation within 20 working days from the date of the ticket. You must present the proof to the court within 21 working days of the date of the ticket and pay a $20 administration fee. If the inspection has been expired more than 60 days, you must pay the fine in full.

4. Failure to change address or name within 30 days - If you received a ticket for this, you can get your violation dismissed by presenting proof to the court that you corrected the violation within 20 working days from the date of the violation. You must present the proof to the court within 21 working days of the ticket and pay a $20 administrative fee.

5. Driver’s license restriction - If you received a ticket for this, you can get your violation dismissed by presenting proof to the court that DPS has removed the restriction or endorsement from your license within 20 working days of the date of the ticket. You must present the proof to the court within 21 working days of the ticket and pay a $10 dismissal fee.

6. No Insurance (FMFR) - If you receive a ticket for no insurance, you can get your violation dismissed by presenting proof to the court that you did in fact have valid insurance on the day and time of the ticket. You must present proof to the court within 21 working days of the ticket. The court must call and verify the insurance with the insurance company. If the insurance company verifies the insurance, the violation will be dismissed with no charge.

7. Expired disabled parking placard - If you received a ticket for this and the placard has been expired 12 months or less, you can get your violation dismissed by presenting proof that you corrected the violation within 20 working days from the date of the ticket.  You must present the proof to the court within 21 working days of the date of the ticket and pay a $20 administrative fee.  If the placard has been expired more than 60 days, you must pay the fine in full.

 

Proof of the above violations may be submitted by mail or fax with a motion to dismiss.  If  faxed, you must fax proof, the motion to dismiss, and a credit card payment form for the correct dismissal fee.  If mailed,  you must include the proof, motion, and the correct dismissal fee to Municipal Court, 5024 Broadway, Ave., Haltom City, TX 76117.  The fee MUST be mailed or faxed with the proof of correction and motion to dismiss or the violation will not be dismissed.  The court is not responsible for lost mail.  If you would like a receipt for proof of dismissal on any of the above violations processed thru the mail, send a stamped, self-addressed envelope with your payment and proof.

Failure to display driver’s license:  If you receive a ticket for failing to display your driver’s license, you can get your violation dismissed by presenting proof to the court that you did in fact have a valid driver’s license on the day of the ticket.  You must present the proof to the court IN PERSON within 21 working days of the ticket and pay a $10 dismissal fee.

The following violations may also be applicable for dismissal, but you must appear in person within 20 business days with proof of correction of the violation.  Each violation listed below will have a $10 dismissal fee that must be paid upon verification of correction. 

  • Equipment Violation and the vehicle was not a commercial motor vehicle  
  • Operate vehicle without license plate or with only one OR with current registration insignia not attached
  • Altered/Unclear/Obscured license plate