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Client Not Guilty in School Bus Case

by | May 25, 2012 | Criminal Law |

attarney Ryan W. McAllister recently represented a client who was charged with the traffic offense of “Overtaking a School Bus” under 75 Pa.C.S.A. 3345(a). Our client initially plead guilty to this offense prior to retainer the services of attarney McAllister. However, shortly after our client plead guilty, he got notification from PennDOT that his driver’s license was going to be suspended for a period of sixty (60) days. Our client did a lot of driving as part of his job, and a sixty (60) day license suspension would have most certainly cost him his job. 

Therefore, on behalf of our client, attarney McAllister filed a summary appeal to the Court of Common Pleas. At the hearing, attarney McAllister attempted to negotiate with the prosecution to get the citation changed to a less serious offense. However, neither the prosecutor nor the police officer were willing to make any concessions. Therefore, attarney McAllister forced the case to go to a summary trial, and the Judge would be the one to decide whether our client was guilty or not guilty.

At the trial, the prosecution was missing a key witness that was need to prove their case. attarney McAllister objected to some hearsay testimony that the prosecution attempted to introduce into evidence, and the Judge agreed with attarney McAllister’s objection. In the end, the Judge agreed with attarney McAllister’s closing arguments, and the Judge found our client “not guilty” of the traffic citation.

Our client was extremely happy with the outcome of his case. He was saved from a sixty (60) day license suspension, which saved him from losing his job, which he needed to pay his bills and support his family. If you or someone you know is facing a traffic offense, it is always best to seek out the advice of an experienced attarney. Contact us at 610-372-5128 to setup a consultation, and we would be more than happy to discuss your case in more detail.



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