Allen Morris violated the school bus stop arm law illegally passed a school bus on the right shoulder, p0lice say. He almost hit a young girl in Kandiyohi County. He has been charged with failing to obey a school bus arm and for failing to stop for a school bus with flashing lights. The charges are misdemeanors and gross misdemeanors. Alexis Schwartz was waiting for her school bus in front of her house when she nearly got hit. Morris was also driving a semi truck at the time of the incident. He turned himself in to police. He now has court on September 10, 2014.
Morris could be facing a year in jail, a $3,000 fine, or both for the stop arm and other Minnesota traffic violtions. Traffic violations like Morris’s are common in Minnesota. Keller Law Offices has represented many individuals with traffic offenses such as: speeding, inattentive driving, failure to stay within one lane, careless driving, and crossing over the centerline. Keller Law Offices often takes traffic offenses to trial. Keller Law Offices has also been successful in getting charges dismissed. There are many defenses to argue in a traffic violation trial. Many defenses hinder on the language of the statute for the defense and whether the defendant’s driving conduct was practicable at the time of the incident. Keller Law Offices has also been successful in getting stays of adjudications on traffic offenses. A stay of adjudication means that if you successfully complete probation, a conviction will not go on your record. Once probation is completed, the charges are dismissed.
If you have been charged with a traffic violation, contact Keller Law Offices for a free consultation. We will be able to negotiate with the prosecutor for a better offer or take your case to trial. Keller Law Offices will also obtain any squad car videos from the police department to ensure we have the best defense possible. We take our time to watch the videos with our clients and go over all defenses. Max Keller is an aggressive Minnesota defense attorney. Call 952-913-1421 if you have been charged with a traffic violation in Minnesota.