You may be able to have a charge dismissed by taking a driving safety course (you may request online at municipal online payments). However, you will lose that right if you do not provide written notice by submitting a Defensive Driving Request form and a Defensive Driving Affidavit along with a copy of your drivers' license and insurance to the court on or before your appearance date of your desire to do so.
Person requesting a driving safety course MUST:
Present a written request or an oral request (in person) before answer date on citation Plead guilty or nolo contendere (no contest) and waive his/her right to a jury trial Pay court cost of $129.00 unless offense occurred in a school zone; then the court cost would be in the amount of $154.00 Present to the court a valid Texas Drivers' License or permit Present to the court proof of financial responsibility with their name on it (automobile liability insurance) Swear to an affidavit that you are not currently taking a driving safety course nor have you taken one in the last 12 months to dismiss another citation.
Contact the court for information on requirements before registering to take a driving safety course. Not all offenses are eligible for a driving safety course.