New York City Passing a School Bus Ticket Lawyer
Personalized Counsel & Proven Results in Traffic Ticket Cases
New York law offers special protections for school buses as they load and unload passengers. This ticket carries five points and an extremely high fine. And if you are convicted and have a bad driving record, do not expect leniency from the judge. A license suspension is very possible.
With stakes this high, you need Stites Law on your side to help you fight your ticket. Our New York City passing a school bus ticket lawyers have years of collective experience and a proven track record of success fighting all types of traffic violations.
When you turn to our traffic attorneys, we can help you:
- Avoid conviction
- Reduce sentences
- Lower fines
- Avoid points
- Prevent license suspension
- Avert insurance spikes
Laws Regarding Passing a School Bus in NYC
Some of the most forgotten yet important traffic laws in New York are those pertaining to passing school buses. When a school bus is stopped with its flashing lights on, all lanes of traffic on both sides of the road must stop at least 20 feet away from the bus and its passengers.
An estimated 50,000 motorists in New York illegally pass a school bus every single day. While not everyone is caught, those who are can face some severe consequences.
What are the Penalties for Passing a School Bus?
Drivers who receive a ticket for passing a school bus could face a variety of penalties, including:
- First conviction: a $250 to $400 fine, five points on one’s license, and up to 30 days in jail
- Second conviction (within three years): a $600 to $750 fine, five points on one’s license, and up to 90 days in jail
- Third conviction (within three years): a $750 to $1,000 fine, five points on one’s license, up to 180 days in jail, and license suspension for up to six months
How to Fight a School Bus Ticket
There are several defenses a skilled attorney can use to fight a school bus ticket. Some examples are that the arm signal lights were not on, the bus was not stopped, or you could not stop because of an emergency.
Contact Stites Law Today
Just because you have been ticketed does not mean you are guilty. Our New York City passing a school bus ticket attorneys are here to help you ensure the protection of your rights and a fair outcome to your case. We have handled hundreds of thousands of traffic ticket cases and have a 90% success rate.
We are ready to fight for you. Call (212) 729-0472 now to learn more about your options.