Illegally Passing a School Bus Can Cost You Your Driver’s License!
Do Not Plead Guilty on a Ticket for Illegally Passing a School Bus in Pennsylvania
There are harsh penalties waiting for you if found guilty of Illegally Passing a School Bus in Pennsylvania. Upon conviction, you will punished with:
- a $250 fine
- a 60 day driver’s license suspension
This is no minor fine or inconvenience, and you should respond with a level of seriousness that matches these serious penalties. The suspension is particularly troublesome for many as they rely on their license for transport to and from work, job duties, family life, and running errands.
New Pennsylvania law authorizes citations based on School Bus cameras!
You may receive a citation even if you weren’t stopped or didn’t realize you passed the bus – or someone may have been driving your car.
There are defenses – call us!
What to Do if You Receive a Ticket for Illegally Passing a School Bus in Pennsylvania Violation
Since this is a summary level offense, the state will not provide you a public defender. An attorney experienced in handling school bus violations can help! You should immediately seek out an attorney who is experienced in traffic law to represent you.
A traffic law attorney can thoroughly explain and evaluate the charge against you for Illegally Passing a School Bus in Pennsylvania, tell you the possible long and short term impacts on your overall driving record, and represent you in court where they can zealously defend you, negotiate for lesser charges, or even get the charges dismissed.
The Section 3345 violation of Illegally Passing a School Bus in Pennsylvania often occurs as an honest mistake — everyone understands the importance of keeping children safe. Examples of possible situations where Illegally Passing a School Bus in Pennsylvania can occur include:
- Maybe you were in the far left on a four-lane road and could not see the bus stopped all of the way on the far right
- Maybe it the bus was stopped on a curved road and you could not see it until you came around the bend and it was too late
- Maybe the bus hadn’t pulled all the way up to the intersection (as it is supposed to) and therefore you could not recognize that it was stopped with its lights flashing and arm extended
Regardless of intent, law enforcement takes this violation very seriously, and you should as well.
If you have been issued a ticket for meeting or overtaking a school bus in Pennsylvania, you should talk to an attorney before you respond. The Attorneys at Joyce & Bittner have worked in traffic law for over two decades. For a free consultation, call (412) 281-9919.