Court: Dismissals

Judge's Ability to Dismiss

The municipal judge is responsible for conducting a fair, impartial, and public trial. The case against you is brought by the State of Texas through the prosecutor, not the court. The judge may not dismiss a case without the prosecutor having the right to try the case. 

There are several exceptions to this rule, including deferred disposition, driving safety courses, and compliance dismissals.

Compliance Dismissals

Citations for the offenses listed may be dismissed if you appear at the Municipal Court on or before the appearance date listed on your citation and present proof of correction of the defect. 

The offense will not be dismissed if required proof is not submitted.

Request a Compliance Dismissal via the McKinney Municipal Court Portal.

OffenseRequired ProofFee
Expired Registration
  1. Renew registration; and
  2. Pay late penalty fee to the county at time of renewal
Failure to Maintain Financial ResponsibilityProof that a valid form of financial responsibility (e.g. liability insurance) was in effect at the time of the citationNone
No Valid Driver's LicenseProof of a driver's license valid at the time of the citationNone
Expired Driver's License; Failure to Report Change of Address or NameProof the license was renewed or the defect was remedied$20
Failure to Display Driver's LicenseProof of a valid driver's license at the time of the citation$10
Violation of Driver's License RestrictionProof the restriction was removed$10
Failure to Display Current Registration; Failure to Display Two License Plates; Display Altered / Obscured License Plate; Defective Equipment
  1. Remedy defect; and
  2. A marshal must verify defect was remedied by inspecting the vehicle at the Court