Deferred Traffic Prosecution

If you were cited for a traffic violation, you may qualify for "deferred traffic prosecution" through the State of Utah, or you may qualify for a plea in abeyance through the Draper City Court. Here are the steps you should take to determine your qualifications for either program.

To determine if you qualify for deferred prosecution, please visit the Utah State Courts website.

To qualify for deferred prosecution of your traffic ticket you must:

  • Have a clean driving record for the 24 months before your citation
  • Be over the age of 21
  • Have a Utah driver's license
  • Have a non-CDL license
  • Be charged with a moving violation that is an infraction
  • Be charged with only one moving violation
  • Not have received the ticket in connection with a traffic accident
  • Not have been speeding 20 mph over the speed limit or speeding at 100 mph or more

If you qualify for deferred prosecution of your traffic ticket, you must:

  • Enter a no-contest plea to the charge on the ticket
  • Pay the ticket within 14 days of application approval
  • Pay an administrative fee ($5.00) to the courts
  • Have no further violations of the law for the next 12 months
  • Apply within 21 days from the date of citation 

If you do all these things, your ticket will be dismissed at the end of 12 months. No report of the ticket will be made to the Driver License Division (DLD); thus, no points will be added to your driving record. For further information regarding the DLD point system, please visit the DLD's Utah Point System page.

If you have any questions about deferred traffic prosecution, you may contact the court.

If you do not qualify for deferred prosecution, you may contact the court at (801) 576-6540 to see if you are eligible for a plea in abeyance