This greatly depends on specifics which should be reviewed offline by a lawyer in Bexar county offering you a free initial consultation to review those specifics. By paying it MIGHT (not certainly, definitely, or anything of the sort - just maybe) could have admitted guilt. Clarify specifics offline with a lawyer who can review your case. Never rely on general thoughts when it comes to probation and/or DA layaway.
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Go the original court in which the case was pending and see what the actual outcome of the case was. This will tell you a LOT more that you can share with us so we can better answer your questions.
The fastest and most accurate answer to your question is to hire a San Antonio Traffic ticket lawyer to look in to this by going to the Court and reviewing the actual documents.
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I echo my colleagues responses. It would be best to hire a competent attorney to research this for you or to go to that actual court itself and see what is going on.
We don't have HOV lanes, so this didn't happen here. Just paying a ticket means a conviction on your record and points on your license. You don't have to have a lawyer to get deferred, but usually you have to ask for it. Sounds like you were in a court that treated you fairly even though you weren't represented by an attorney. Count your blessings.
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It all depends on the disposition of your case. You paid your ticket - which means you could've effectively pled guilty and taken the conviction or you could've been on a deferred which was later satisfactorily completed. If the case WAS in fact dismissed via completion of a deferred adjudication period, then it's eligible for an expunction. An expunction order should erase all info on the charge so that in the future it will never show up on any official background check (i.e., DPS, official criminal database systems, etc.)