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Driving Safety
Overview
You may be able to require that a charge be dismissed by successfully completing a driving safety course or a motorcycle operator training course. You will lose that right if, on or before your appearance date, you do not provide the court with notice of your request to take the course.

To be eligible to take a driving safety course for ticket dismissal, you must:
  • Possess a valid Texas driver's license or permit.
  • Show proof of financial responsibility or vehicle liability insurance in your name or with you as a listed driver.
  • Enter a plea of "guilty" or "no contest."
  • Not have completed a driving safety course within one year preceding the date of the current citation.
  • Pay the court costs and applicable fees with a check, money order or cash before taking the driving safety course.
  • Not have been cited with speeding 25 mph over the posted speed limit.
  • Have a certified copy of your driving record from the Texas Department of Public Safety in Austin, which costs $10 per copy.
  • Not Posses a Commercial Driver’s License.

You may request permission to take the course to take the Driving Safety Course by mail. You must submit the following information to: Municipal Court, 301 Century Parkway, Allen, TX 75013:
  • Copy of citation
  • Copy of proof of insurance
  • Copy of valid driver's license
  • Include the state fee of $114 (or $139 in a school zone)
  • Plea of “guilty” or “no contest”
  • Waiver of a jury trial

Your request must be postmarked within 20 working days of the citation. If applying by mail, please wait until you have received written permission from the court before taking the course.

Upon approval, you will have 90 days to successfully complete and return your documents to the court. Please note, if your citation is past due, you will not be eligible for a Driving Safety Course.

If you fail to complete any of the requirements by your due date, your case will be set for a Show Cause Hearing and a letter will be mailed to the address on your citation. If you fail to appear at the Show Cause Hearing, judgment will be imposed. You will have 10 days from the hearing date to either pay or appeal the total judgment before a “capias pro” fine warrant is issued.

Those not eligible for taking a Driver Safety Course for dismissal of a citation:
  • Citations for defendants that hold or held a CDL license at the time of offense
  • Citations for an offense committed in a construction zone with workers present
  • Citations for over 24 mph the posted speed limit
  • Requests made or postmarked after 20 working days

Contact Information
Municipal Court
Staff Directory
Municipal Court and Parks and Recreation Building
301 Century Parkway
Allen, Texas 75013

Phone: 214.509.4380
Fax: 214.509.4389

Hours:
Mon / Tue / Thu / Fri
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Wed
8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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