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You should request a show cause hearing either by mail, through the drop box or in person. You can mail a request to 1791 W Avenue B, Garland, TX 75042.
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You will need to complete the Driver Safety Course request application in full. You can apply by clicking the link on the DSC page. You will also need to provide your current Texas driver’s license and proof of financial responsibility or vehicle liability insurance. The insurance policy must be current at the time of your request and must either be in your name, list you as a driver, or list the vehicle stated on the citation.
The applications are reviewed by court staff to determine eligibility and will respond to your request by the end of the next business day.
You must have:
Current Valid Texas Driver’s license
Current valid vehicle liability insurance that either is in your name, lists you as a named driver or lists the vehicle indicated on your citation.
Be a traffic violation
You do not qualify if:
You have a commercial driver’s license (CDL)
You completed a driver safety course less than 12 months from completion of your last class to the date you received this citation
The offense is for speeding, and the alleged speed is greater than 24 miles over the posted limit
The offense cannot occurred in a work zone with worker’s present
The offense was for passing a stopped school bus
The offense was for failing to stop and leave ID at an accident
The fees can vary by offense. The court clerk who responds to your online application will inform you of the exact cost. The fee for most non-school zone traffic offense is $144 and the fee for most school zone offenses is $169.
DO NOT PAY UNTIL INSTRUCTED TO DO SO. PAYMENTS RECEIVED PRIOR TO COURT APPROVAL WILL BE REJECTED.