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Old 07-09-2018, 03:40 PM
 
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I recently got a ticket for speeding, and when the cop pulled me over he said that since my driving record was clean I was eligible to take defensive driving in order to have the citation removed from my record. When I got home a few hours after receiving the ticket, I went to the court's website to search for the requirements for taking defensive driving/submitting evidence for it; the website just listed the requirements/information that needed to be submitted, but didn't provide much information about making the request (there also wasn't a number to call, only an email address). I emailed the court asking what if there was anything specific I needed to do, and then I gathered all of the required paperwork (request letter, license, citation, insurance, etc.) to mail to the court. Since the officer said I would be eligible for DD, I went ahead and enrolled in an online defensive driving course. I completed the course on the day of my ticket, and it wasn't until the day after I completed the course that the court emailed me back saying I needed to ask for permission to take DD (). I now received permission to take it, but my question is will they accept my DD completion certificate even though it was before I received permission to take it?

If they wouldn't accept it, is it possible for me to not submit my first certificate, and to take the course again and submit the new certificate with the new date on it along with my driving record?
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Old 07-09-2018, 04:34 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX USA
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I would bet they would not accept it. I bet all they care about is that the date is AFTER you have been given permission. Of course you could always call the court and ask them, they would know for sure.
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Old 07-09-2018, 04:51 PM
 
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Call the court and ask for Deferred Adjudication.
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Old 07-09-2018, 06:01 PM
 
Location: New Braunfels, TX
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I'd be willing to be that they'll accept it - why not call them and ask, rather than us here?
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Old 07-10-2018, 11:18 AM
 
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Just call the court house and tell them your situation....
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Old 07-14-2018, 12:29 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Give your insurance a copy also of the completion. They normally give a discount for a couple years with the defensive drivng completion.
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Old 07-14-2018, 03:26 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX USA
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Give your insurance a copy also of the completion. They normally give a discount for a couple years with the defensive drivng completion.
I was going to do that last time i got a ticket, but when I got my certificate it said it was for ticket dismissal. Don't need to give them any reason to try and raise rates
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Old 07-15-2018, 11:45 AM
 
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The comedy defensive driving class isn't really that funny. The pizza lunch was the cheapest around.
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Old 07-15-2018, 03:47 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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I was going to do that last time i got a ticket, but when I got my certificate it said it was for ticket dismissal. Don't need to give them any reason to try and raise rates

You do not need to give the insurance a copy of your ticket. They don't need to know anything about that. Some people just take the class for the discount.
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