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On 3/15/17 I received a letter in the mail from a sheriff

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On 3/15/17 I received a letter in the mail from a sheriff stating that I was observed running the bus red lights on 3/3/17. He stated that he stopped at my house and left a card on 3/8/17 and 3/15/17 but I see no cards. I don't remembering even doing that and what do I do? I was going to talk to the officer but can the ticket be rescinded. I have to call him tomorrow.
JA: Because traffic laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?
Customer: Michigan
JA: Has anything been filed or reported?
Customer: I was mailed a citation for failing to stop for school bus.
JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: No. It states they received a video from the Grand Ledge bus Garage which shows the violation and vehicle.

Good afternoon,

I'm Doug, and I'm very sorry to hear of your situation. My goal is to provide you with excellent service today.

Once the citation has been issued, it cannot be retracted by the issuing officer. You will have to make your argument in court. You will have the right to look at the video they have of you. In all likelihood the video was taken by the bus driver as the bus drivers have the right to report violations of the bus lights and the police pretty much are obligated to write the citations. About the only way to avoid the conviction is to prove that it was not you behind the wheel of the car in the video.

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I wish you and yours well in 2017,


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