You may be wondering if there’s a way to dismiss that inconvenient ticket on your driving record. The good news is, yes. You can have your ticket dismissed by taking a defensive driving course. This is the case only if the county you received the ticket from approves it. And before moving forward, make sure you are eligible for the course and ticket dismissal. You are not eligible to take a defensive driving class for a ticket dismissal if:
You hold a commercial driver’s license
Having your driving record while holding a CDL can come with additional complications. This is due to having an occupation where you are in charge of following the high standard of commercial driving safety. If you are handed a speeding or traffic ticket in Texas, make sure to seek assistance from an experienced attorney. It is important to make sure your CDL possession is not at stake.
You have a ticket for speeding 25 mph or more over the posted speed limit
Having a speeding ticket of over at least 25 mph a good way to lose a considerable amount of money and add a bad start to your day. It also makes you ineligible for dismissal. Be sure to read carefully about your ticket before pursuing options.
Other speeding tickets and violations in Texas that prevent dismissal include
- Construction or maintenance work with workers present
- Passing a school bus
- Reckless driving
- Fleeing or attempting to avoid Police Officers
- Accident involving damage to a vehicle
- Duty to give information and render aid