STATE v. E.Dp.
Charge: Passing a Stopped School Bus
Summary: Client was charged with Passing a Stopped School Bus. Client had no previous criminal history and had no traffic offenses during the 10 years prior to this new charge. Passing a Stopped School Bus is a misdemeanor crime in the state of Maine.
Maximum Penalty: 6 months jail; $1,000.00 fine
Result: Client was at his / her son's school waiting to pick the child up. There were school buses stopped in the parking lot with their lights flashing. A car behind him / her was honking its horn and startled my client who pulled forward, past the school buses. A local police officer observed my client pass the school buses in the parking lot and summonsed him / her for the offense. The State agreed to file the case for 6 months with a dismissal at the end and a filing fee of $100.00.