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Requesting Driving Safety Course (DSC)

The Code of Criminal Procedure, Art 45.051(q) states -- You may be able to require that this charge be dismissed by successfully completing a driving safety course or a motorcycle operator training course. You will lose that right if before your appearance date you do not provide the Court with notice of your request to take the course.

DSC Eligibility:

You are not eligible to take DSC if:

  • You hold a Commercial Drivers License (CDL);
  • You have taken a Court-ordered DSC for another ticket within one year from the date of this citation;
  • You are charged with:
    • 95 miles per hour or more;
    • Speeding 25 miles per hour or more over the posted speed limit;
    • Committing a serious traffic violation;
    • Failing to stop and provide information or render aid after an accident;
    • Committing an offense in a construction zone when workers are present;
  • You do not have a valid Texas Drivers License.

 


DSC fee:

  •  $109.10

Request by mail:

If you have read all of the above information and meet the eligibility criteria please follow the instructions below to apply for the DSC by mail:

Items to mail DSC request:

  • Photocopy of your current auto liability policy
  • Photocopy of your valid Texas Drivers License
  • DSC Fee of $109.10

ALL MAIL SHOULD BE ADDRESSED TO:
Wallis Municipal Court
P.O. Box 190
 Wallis, Texas 77485-0190


Request in person:

If you have read all of the above information and meet the eligibility criteria please follow the instructions below to apply for the DSC in person:

Items to bring to Court for a DSC request:

 

  • Photocopy of your current auto liability policy
  • Photocopy of your valid Texas Drivers License
  • DSC Fee of $109.10

IMPORTANT:

YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR FINDING YOUR OWN DRIVING SAFETY COURSE WHETHER ONLINE OR IN CLASSROOM SETTING.

How do I know I have been approved to take DSC?

The Court will notify you by mail and will outline the requirements/deadlines listed below. You will have ninety (90) days to complete the DSC and submit the following by mail or in person:


How do I obtain the DSC forms?

The eligibility and requirement instructions are listed below and can be downloaded in pdf format.

Remember, the DSC/MOTC course you elect to take must be approved by the Texas Education Agency.

  • DSC Affidavit
  • Order Driving Record
    • Online. You may request and purchase your Driver Record information online at http://www.dps.texas.gov/DriverLicense/driverrecords.htm and print the certified version immediately. You must request the “Type 3A” record to present or mail to the court. There is a convenience fee of $2.00.

    • Mail. You may request your Driver Record by mail using the Driving Record Order Form Please allow 2-3 weeks for delivery.


What do I need to submit back to the Court?

You will need to submit proof either in person or by mail that you have complied with all of the requirements and met the deadline outlined in the Court’s instructions. The items you must remit to the Court are as follows:

Items to remit for DSC:

  • Certificate of Completion (you MUST submit the “Court Copy”)
  • Certified copy of your driving record
  • A signed and notarized DSC Affidavit (Note: If you deliver your documents in person, the clerk may certify the Affidavit).

If you fail to comply with any of the above-stated requirements, you will have a conviction on your driving record and you will be required to pay the fine amount. Failure to pay this fine amount will result in a warrant of arrest being issued.


What if documents are not turned in timely?

Defendants will be required to appear at a Show Cause Hearing approximately 30 days after the due date. A letter will be sent to the address on file .


Capias Pro Fine Warrants

If you do not pay your fine and costs within thirty (30) days following entry of judgment or within the time allowed by the court in an Extension/Installment Agreement, a Capias Pro Fine Warrant for your arrest will be issued. For each offense for which a Capias Pro Fine Warrant has been issued, an additional $50 will be added to the amount that you owe. Your failure to pay and the issuance of the warrant for your arrest will be reported to the Texas Department of Public Safety for Denial of Driver License Renewal and a $30.00 fee may be added. Under applicable law you will be subject to immediate arrest and incarceration.

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