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Wabash County Prosecutor's Office Infraction Deferral Program

The Wabash County Prosecutor’s Office has an Infraction Deferral Program that may be available for individuals charged with traffic infractions (i.e. speeding tickets and other traffic tickets). Eligibility is at the complete discretion of the Wabash County Prosecutor and is determined on a case-by-case basis.  The length of the deferral period is six (6) months.  If eligible, the traffic offender must enter into a written agreement with the Wabash County Prosecuting Attorney that he/she will not commit another traffic infraction or criminal offense during the six (6) month deferral period. The prosecutor will determine if any additional terms should be included in the infraction deferral agreement.

Not all applicants will qualify for the deferral program.  If you would like to be considered for the infraction deferral program, please complete the application form below.  If you are accepted into the program, you will be required to fill out and sign the infraction deferral agreement and pay a deferral fee of $192.50.  The deferral fee is not refundable under any circumstances.

Upon successful completion of all terms of the deferral agreement, your ticket will be dismissed pursuant to IC 34-28-5-1 and will not appear on your driving record.  However, if you violate any term of the deferral agreement, your case will be returned to the Court’s docket for further prosecution.

The infraction deferral program is not available if any of the following apply:

  • You have a commercial driver’s license (CDL), even if you were not operating a commercial vehicle when you received your infraction ticket.
  • You have more than seven (7) active points on your driving record.
  • Your ticket was for exceeding the speed limit by more than 24 miles per hour.
  • Your ticket was for speeding in a school zone.
  • Your ticket was for passing a school bus.
  • Your ticket was for speeding in a construction zone/ worksite.
  • Your ticket was for disregarding a traffic officer/ emergency vehicle.
  • You have previously participated in an infraction deferral program within the last two (2) years.

The deadline to participate in the Infraction Deferral Program is the initial hearing date or the court appearance date.  If your ticket is past due, but has not yet been sent to the BMV for failure to pay, then you will need prosecutor approval to participate in the deferral program.

If you have a question that has not been addressed above, or you need prosecutor approval to participate in the deferral program, you may call the prosecutor’s office at (260) 563-3982.  Make sure you have your ticket with you to reference when you call.

Deferral Application Form