My question involves a traffic ticket from the state of: Ohio.
I was driving down a two-lane road with double yellows between. School bus coming in opposite direction had yellow lights on and was still moving. I decided to drive past. As I was passing it, it began deploying it's stop sign, the red lights came on, and the driver honked at me. My understanding is, in the event the driver perceived me to have run the stop sign, she could radio in my license plate and vehicle description and they could have an officer come issue me a citation after the fact. Regardless of believing myself to be innocent, based on Ohio law, it sounds like it's a minimum of a $500 fine associated with that offense as well as 2 points against my license. It also sounds like there's a possibility that my license could be suspended for a period of time. My question is, what factors would determine if the court decided to suspend my license? I currently have a completely clean driving record with my last moving violation being a speeding ticket for 55 in a 40 which occurred at least 6 years ago. Given the nature of how the bus incident occurred and my clean driving record, do you think the court would opt to suspend my license? Is it possible the driver wouldn't even radio in based on what happened? How long do you think it would take for me to be issued a citation assuming the driver did radio it in? I understand these questions are based on speculation and can't be answered definitively, but just looking for an opinion from someone with legal experience. Thank you.