This week Attorney Kristi Haddock achieved a Not Guilty verdict for one of our clients in Wake County. The client was charged with Failing to Stop for a Stopped School Bus (NCGS §20-217)
This charge is a class 1 misdemeanor, which carries penalties ranging from court cost up to 120 days of jail time depending on your criminal record. The State must prove every element of the crime beyond a reasonable doubt. At the close of the State’s evidence, our attorney made a motion to dismiss for failure to prove the required elements. The judge granted that motion, and in turn our client walked free of penalty from the courthouse.
Generally, you will need to take your Passing or Failing to Stop for a Stopped School Bus charge to trial. The DA in Wake County currently does not allow reductions of those charges. We enjoy trying cases, and are eager to prepare a strong defense for you.
If you were charged with illegally passing a school bus, call The Law Offices of Wiley Nickel, PLLC at 919-585-1486. Attorney Kristi Haddock and Attorney Wiley Nickel are available for a free consultation. Our office is located in Cary, North Carolina near the intersection of interstate 40 and Harrison Avenue.