The court offers the option to “defer” or postpone the disposition of your case and place you on probation for a specified period of time. During the deferral period, you must comply with the terms and conditions of your deferral. If you successfully comply with the terms of your deferral in the timeframe ordered by the court, your case will be dismissed. If any requirements are not met and you cannot provide a satisfactory reason why, at a hearing before a judge, you may be found guilty. If your offense is reportable to the Department of Public Safety (DPS), the court will provide notice of conviction to DPS. Additionally, if there is still a balance on the case, a warrant for your arrest may be issued.