To be eligible for the Traffic Ticket Deferral Program, you must:
Have received a ticket in Boone County, Indiana
Have not had any infractions 6 months prior to receiving the ticket
Must be 18 years old or older
INFRACTIONS THAT MAY QUALIFY:
Speeding - 25 MPH or less
No Valid Driver's License
Disregarding Traffic Signal/Stop Sign
Driving left of Center
Passing in the no passing zone
Following too closely
Improper U- Turn
Failure to yield
Failure to signal
INFRACTIONS THAT DO NOT QUALIFY:
Seat Beat Violations Adults or Children
Failure to yield to emergency vehicles
Any individual with a CDL
Driving While Suspended
Driving Without Insurance
Drugs or Paraphernalia
You will be asked to sign a Deferral Agreement and you must pay the Deferral Fee and court costs at that time. This is paid instead of the fee for the ticket through the Court. If you are interested in a Deferral, make sure you do not pay your ticket through the court, as once the ticket is paid it is sent to the BMV, and there is nothing that can be done to reverse this process.
By signing the Deferral Agreement you are agreeing that you will not receive any more Infraction charges during the Deferral Agreement period. If your driving record remains clear after the Agreement period, your ticket will then be dismissed. If you receive another infraction during this Agreement period, your ticket will be re-activated and you will then be liable for the original infraction fee to the Court, and, will receive points on your license. The Agreement period will last twelve months.
All Agreements must be filed with the Court and Deferral Fees paid by the due date listed on your ticket. Failure to have your paperwork submitted or to appear in court on the specified date may result in the suspension of your driving privileges. The deferral period starts when the ticket was issued.
If you have a question as to whether your offense is eligible, please call the Traffic Deferral Division at (765) 483-5705.