The bus had it's stop sign out, and your son didn't stop appropriately. That's really all that matters. The prosecution and/or Justice/Judge CAN chose to dismiss the ticket, but it's not very likely that they will. You MAY be able to bargain down to a less significant charge which doesn't have a suspension attached, but that would depend on the prosecutor. That's your best hope, I believe.MelissaC6751 wrote: ↑Oct 11th, 2018 3:15 pmI am in Quebec, in a small town with its own police force and court. My son got a ticket for passing a school bus with its stop sign out. Is it possible to ask for the ticket to be dismissed? Or can you only plead guilty or not guilty? I would like for it to be dismissed based on these grounds:
It is a 9 point penalty and loss of license for 6 months which is an appropriate penalty for someone who is reckless or endangering the life of children. My son (17) was doing neither. The bus was parked across the street where all of the students were being funneled into the schoolyard at 8:15am. The crossing guard had cleared the intersection because no children were present. My son saw the stop sign on the bus, saw the stop sign at the intersection he was approaching, saw the 3 cars ahead of him proceed through the intersection, and decided to proceed at 5mph to the stop sign at the intersection and stop there. He made a rookie mistake on a probationary license that did not endanger children and was not a reckless act worth the harsh penalty. Would the judge listen and dismiss the ticket? Is dismissal even a thing?