Cell Phone Violations: Why You Need Experienced Legal Counsel
In New York, it is illegal to use or even hold a cell phone or portable electronic device while you drive unless it is an emergency. As a result, these tickets carry severe penalties. Among the penalties are fines, insurance premium increases and 5 points assessed against your driver license.
At the Law Office of Jacob A. Rudman, our attorneys will fight to protect your rights. Our lawyers understand the law and what’s at stake. In all of our criminal cases, our goal is to get your ticket dismissed and fines reduced.
Serious Violations Require Experienced Attorneys
Cell phone tickets carry severe penalties. A conviction for using or merely holding a cell phone will result in fines, 5 points assessed on your driver’s license and insurance premium increases. The statute also includes using or holding any other portable electronic device. Such a device may include a GPS computer.
In addition to facing serious fines from the court and DMV, drivers may also lose their license. The fines for cell phone violations in New York are listed below:
- First offense: $50 to $200 fine
- Second offense within 18 months: $50 to $250 fine
- Third or subsequent offense within 18 months: $50 to $450 fine
For drivers with a probationary license, Class DJ, Class MJ or a learner permit, conviction will result in a mandatory 120-day driver license or permit suspension.
Individuals can also face a surcharge up to $93 per violation.
In addition to paying fines, drivers convicted of a cell phone violation will be assessed points on their license by DMV. Individuals who receive 11 points during an 18-month period may have their license suspended or revoked. Don’t let this happen to you!
Due to the serious nature of cell phone tickets and moving violations, it is important to hire an experienced law firm as soon as possible.
Call us today at (516) 450-5095. We will help you.