H. Scott Aalsberg, Esq., P.C.
Attorneys at Law
1028 Route #23 North, Wayne, N.J. 07470
39 Milltown Road, 2nd Floor, East Brunswick, N.J. 08816
1-800-9-RIGHTS or (732) 257-5040 "our name says it all"

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First Offense:
  • A Fine of not less than $100.00 and
  • 5 points on your license and
  • Imprisonment for not more than 15 days or community service for 15 days as the court shall deem appropriate or both
  • Possible suspension of your drivers license in the discretion of the Direction of the Division of Motor Vehicles.

For a Second or Subsequent Offense for Passing a School Bus in NJ you face:
  • The same penalties as above plus an additional $150.00 in fines

In addition to the above penalties for passing a school bus in New Jersey, the cost for insuring your car will
surge for the next three years. This innocent looking little ticket will cost you several thousands of dollars due
to the fact that your drivers license will be charged with 5 points.  You may not realize it but the offense of
Passing a School Bus has the same number of points as a Reckless Driving Ticket.  However, these 5 points
may be the cheapest part of the violation.  This is because, the motor vehicle commission of the State of NJ
may suspend your drivers license for a period of time as determined by the director.  The length and time of
your suspension is generally related to the amount of years you have been driving and your driving record.  In
general the less time you have been driving or the more tickets you have the longer the suspension.   If your
license is suspended due to a school bus ticket think of how you would go about your daily life.  You could
lose your job, your house and all that is important to you and your family!  Don't let this happen to you, we can
help.  Call our office at 1-800-9-RIGHTS or (732) 257-5040 to setup a free in office consultation and learn how
we can help you win, reduce or eliminate the penalties you face with a NJ Passing a School Bus ticket.  

The statute of limitations (the time in which the state has to charge you with a ticket for passing a school bus)
is 90 days from the date of the alleged incident.  Most ticket in NJ have a 30 day limitations, but this ticket is
one of the few exceptions.  This is because in many cases it may take more time for the police to determine
whether an offense has occurred. Many school buses today have camera's to find violators of this offense so it
is not uncommon today to have a ticket mailed to your house.  However, in most cases we have found that
people that are not stopped at the scene generally receive the ticket and court date within 45 days from the
date of the offense.    
Defenses to passing a
school bus do exist
, but
an experienced lawyer is
needed if you want to
reduce or win you ticket.  
Call our office now and
setup a free in office
consultation to learn how
we can help you win your
charge of passing a school
bus in New Jersey.  With 25
years of experience fighting
NJ School Bus tickets we
can help you!
Passing a School Bus in NJ is a very serious offense for which you can
lose your drivers license, go to jail and even perform community
  We understand that you may have a hectic life and
understand that sometimes good people make mistakes.  Unfortunately
the law does not take this into account and although you may have
stopped for hundreds of buses in your life one mistake is all that is
needed to be penalized.  But you do not have to worry, with Attorney H.
Scott Aalsberg on your side you will have the experience of over 23
years of winning, reducing or eliminating these penalties.  

The law states you cannot pass a school bus whenever it is
discharging or picking up children unless the roadway is separated by a
divider thats it.  Many people think its legal to pass a school bus if the
children are on the opposite side of the road.  WRONG!  Other people
feel that its OK to pass a school bus if the school bus is stopped for an
extended period of time.  WRONG!  In New Jersey you cannot pass a
school bus anytime it has its yellow or red flashing lights on no matter
how long the bus is stopped for.  Even if you see no children anywhere
in the distance you still must stop and wait, this is because the bus
driver may be required to wait for a child or to assist a disabled child on
the bus.  We understand that some clients tell us that the bus driver
waived at them to go.  This is not a defense in NJ you must stop and
wait until the school bus lights are off.  The bus driver is not a NJ law
enforcement or police officer and thus, cannot give you an exception to
the law to improperly pass his bus.
Why the Penalties for Passing A School Bus in
NJ are so severe and can result even in Jail?
Our children are considered our most valuable assets and thus
protecting them is the highest priority for our police.  Hundreds of school
children each year are injured as a result of motorists passing stopped
school buses.  Thus the legislature has made the penalties even when
no children are hurt very severe.  Therefore, an experienced and skilled
traffic lawyer is a must to make sure you have the best chance of
keeping your drivers license and not going to jail or performing
community service.   No Attorney can guarantee that you will stay out of
jail or not perform community service, but Attorney Aalsberg's 98%
success rate of winning, reducing or eliminating the penalties of a
passing a school bus ticket simply speaks for itself.
*98% Success Rate is based on first offense NJ Passing a school bus tickets handled by Attorney H. Scott Aalsberg, Esq.,without any accident involved in the offense. Lower rates apply for our associate and per-diem lawyers
and for 2nd time offenders.  Past performance is not indicative of future results.  By law no attorney can guarantee a result.  
**Additional Penalties for Passing a School Bus 39:4-128.1 in NJ may apply for CDL license drivers contact our lawyer for details
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H. Scott Aalsberg, Esq., P..C.
NJ Passing A School Bus Lawyers
98% Success Rate
To Win, Reduce or Eliminate
The Penalties of a NJ
Passing a School Bus Ticket
Why You Need Attorney H. Scott
Aalsberg, Esq., to Win!
Attorney H. Scott Aalsberg, Esq.,was
ranked by the National Academy of
Criminal Defense Attorneys as one of
the Top Ten Criminal Defense Lawyers,
Selected by the National Trial Lawyers  
to be one of its Top 100 Trial Lawyers  
and Holds a perfect 10.0 score and
rated a Top Criminal and DWI Attorney
from AVVO Attorney rating service.  
This is why he gets results!
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