(NRS 484B.350) This Nevada law requires a driver to stop and take the direction or traffic -control signal of a school crossing guard.
There is a penalty for not obeying this law.
There can also be an additional penalty if there is an accident that results from a collision.
In order to make school zones safer for everyone this is an important law.
Children’s safety is always a serious issue when students are arriving at school or leaving at the end of the school day.
Motorists not paying attention may find themselves in a school zone unaware.
Crossing guards are key to the safety of these school zones and this law makes it a requirement for all drivers to obey their direction.
A citation may be issued to any driver not adhering to this traffic law.
‘Failing to Stop for a School Crossing Guard’ ticket is a misdemeanor.
A citation for this can also carry fines and/or jail.
If there are other circumstances and a person, bike rider etc. is hit due to this violation then more serious penalties may be introduced.
Community service can be a part of the sentencing in some cases.
More about the Nevada law NRS 484B.350
- A driver must stop at the direction of a school crossing guard.
- A driver must not continue advancing until everyone including the school crossing guard is out of the street safely.
- Additional penalties if a collision occurs with a pedestrian, bicyclist, electric bike rider or electric scooter rider.
It is possible with a traffic ticket violation like ‘Failing to Stop for a School Crossing Guard’ that charges can get lessened or even dismissed.
Ticket Busters are experts in handling traffic tickets in Las Vegas and all of Nevada.
If you have been the recipient of a traffic ticket don’t hesitate call Ticket Busters for a free consultation.
Penalties for Failing to Stop for a School Crossing Guard in
- This citation is considered a misdemeanor in Nevada.
- A misdemeanor in Nevada carries with it a fine of up to $1000 and/or a sentence of up to 6 months in jail.
- In Las Vegas the fine is approximately $400
- If a collision occurs with a pedestrian, bike or scooter rider than there also may be a community service requirement.
Community service and fines will increase if there is a first-time conviction, second-time conviction and third-time conviction.
Fines can start at $250 and go to $2000.
Community service can range from 50 hours to 200 hours.
Each case will have their own set of circumstances and details that surround it.
All this can get a bit confusing when there are District Attorneys, lawyers and courts involved.
A Nevada traffic attorney that specializes in traffic tickets can really be helpful in resolving your case with the best possible outcome.
This traffic citation comes with 4 demerit points that will be added to a driver’s license.
The DMV will also suspend a person’s license if they accrue a total of 12 points in a year.
Tickets can add up and you could find yourself having a suspended license for 6 months because of it.
Now a driver in Nevada can fight the suspension and have a hearing.
What you don’t want to do is drive on a suspended license as this can land you in jail and cause a whole lot of unnecessary problems.
A person’s entire life can be unnecessarily disrupted if not handled correctly.
Ticket Busters is ready to defend you in all these types of scenarios.
Should I Fight the Charges
It is always in your best interest to fight a traffic ticket.
If you feel as though you received this ticket unfairly you always have the right to challenge a ticket.
Tickets can add up and if you can get your ticket reduced from a misdemeanor to a non-moving violation it can help.
Reducing or eliminating the demerit points can make a big difference.
It is also important to take care of the ticket right away and not let it turn into more fines and headaches by ignoring it.
Getting evidence that the ticket was given in error can help the case.
If possible, get surveillance or cell phone video, pictures or an eyewitness that can make a statement.
It may be that the school guard did not properly give you instruction correctly.
Maybe you did stop and they made a simple mistake.
It is important to remember that a prosecutor must prove without a reasonable doubt as to what occurred and any evidence that you can show that disputes the ticket can be useful.
Ticket Busters and their attorneys will do their best at helping you get your penalties reduced or even dismissed if possible.
Whether you are fighting a ticket for ‘Failure to Stop for a School Crossing Guard’, speeding, running a red light, running a stop sign etc.
Ticket Busters can help.
Can My Auto Insurance Go Up
Yes, it is possible that a person charged with a traffic ticket will see an increase in their insurance.
This is why it is recommended that an attorney is hired in order to try and fight the charges.
It is also possible with the help of a lawyer that a misdemeanor traffic ticket in Nevada can be reduced to a non-moving violation.
This may help in stopping an insurance rate increase.
Insurance companies are always looking for any excuse to raise your rates.
What About Traffic School
This can all depend on each individual case.
Some judges will give a person traffic school in order to help them lower the penalties.
This is another item that a trained attorney can help their client negotiate.
Deportation From a Ticket
It is unlikely that a judge will deport anyone for a ‘Failing to Stop for a School Crossing Guard’ ticket.
Immigration laws in Nevada are always changing so it is best to know all your rights as an immigrant in order to protect yourself.
It is best to have an experienced traffic attorney on your side to navigate all the immigration laws and policies.
Out of State License
All states have different penalties when it comes to traffic tickets.
An attorney that specializes in Nevada traffic tickets will be helpful in making sure the out of state ticket is completely resolved.
Making sure the ticket is taken care of properly will stop any future complications from happening.
What If I Ignore the Ticket
In Las Vegas and all of Nevada judges do not appreciate when a person ignores traffic tickets.
A bench warrant may be issued by the judge if the person cited fails to appear in court and after 30 days does not resolve the matter.
Taking the chance of being arrested over a traffic ticket is definitely not the way to go.
If a traffic ticket were to go down this road, then there are still some things that a defense attorney can do in order to stop this from happening.
Sometimes a person thinks that they have completed everything concerning the ticket and later realizes it was not.
This is where Ticket Buster attorneys will make sure that all the paperwork, payments, court dates etc. are all handled and that you know 100% that you can move forward with confidence.
This is similar to other traffic tickets in Nevada where 4 demerit points are issued.
The commercial drivers’ license will get 4 points added.
It is also mandatory that a driver with a CDL let their employers know within 30 days that they have been issued this ticket.
Should I Get a Lawyer
Yes, it is in your best interest to seek a highly knowledgeable defense attorney specializing in traffic tickets and violations.
Traffic tickets may seem like no big deal but if not handled properly can turn into one.
One of the biggest mistakes people make is when they don’t hire a defense attorney.
Some of these tickets can be complicated and depending on the special circumstances can have consequences beyond what you expected.
Lawyers know the law more than the rest of us and have years of school and experience with the law.
With a lawyer you are at an advantage when it comes to the law.
Without one a disadvantage.
An attorney can make sure the ticket is filed on time.
They can help negotiate your case to lower the penalties.
Ticket Busters has served over 50,000 clients in Nevada
At Ticket Busters we are experts in all types criminal defense matters.
We invite you for a free consultation and strategy session.
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