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A show cause hearing is held when a person who was granted deferred disposition or an interim judgment failed to comply with the Court’s order.

You will receive a notice to appear for a show cause hearing. This notice will go to the address that is on file with municipal court. At the show cause hearing you will be given the opportunity to show good cause why you failed to comply with the Court’s order. If the Court finds that good cause exists for noncompliance with the Court’s order, the Court may allow an additional period for you to present evidence of the compliance with the Court’s requirements. If the Court does not find good cause or you fail to appear for the hearing, the Court will enter a judgment and the conviction for a traffic citation will be reported to Texas Department of Public Safety. If your offense was a penal offense (e.g. public intoxication, minor in possession or theft) it will be a conviction on your criminal record.