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Harlem Cell Phone Ticket Lawyer

If you need to fight a ticket you received for using a cell phone while driving, reach out to a Harlem cell phone ticket attorney for help.

Cell phone use while driving has been a growing cause of accidents over the last decade, pushing states, counties, and cities to enact new laws prohibiting or limiting the use of these devices on the road. This can decrease accidents, but many people can get tickets like this for just holding the phone as they drive.

If you have been charged with a traffic violation involving a handheld electronic, call a Harlem cell phone ticket lawyer from the Law Office of James Medows. We can help you get out from under an unnecessarily harsh punishment and save you some stress.


What’s Illegal Now?

As of November 2014, New York law states that you can’t use a handheld phone or electronic device of any kind while you drive. This includes the following:

  • Talking on a handheld mobile phone
  • Composing, sending, reading, accessing, browsing, transmitting, saving, or retrieving electronic data, such as email, text messages, or web pages
  • Viewing, taking, or transmitting images
  • Playing games
  • Using a GPS app or system while the device is in your hand


Penalties for Using a Cell Phone While Driving

The penalties for cell phone and electronic use traffic tickets in Harlem include points that can quickly add up, costing you money and possibly your license, as well as the usual fines.

For a cell phone ticket, you may face the following penalties, depending on your track record:

  • First Offense – A fine between $50 and $200
  • Second Offense – A fine between $50 and $250 if the two tickets were issued within eighteen months
  • Third or Subsequent Offense – A fine between $50 and $450 if the tickets were issued within eighteen months

Every cell phone ticket also includes a surcharge and a five points on your license.


Defenses for Cell Phone Use While Driving

Five points on your license can put you right on the edge of an expensive annual surcharge or losing your license altogether. But your Harlem cell phone ticket attorney will use every method available to fight your ticket.

We will submit call and text histories to show that, at the time of the alleged offense, no transmissions were sent or received. We will also make sure all the technical attributes of the ticket are up to snuff; otherwise, we might be able to get your ticket dismissed on a technicality.

No matter what, we should at least be able to help you reduce the penalties you receive.


Contact a Harlem Cell Phone Ticket Attorney

If you are facing a distracted driving or cell phone use ticket, you’re likely going to want to contest it. The associated fines are bad enough, but once you lose your license, life becomes much more complicated.

To give yourself the best chance of beating your cell phone ticket, get in touch with the Law Office of James Medows. Complete the contact form below or call us at 917-856-1247 to schedule a consultation with a Harlem cell phone ticket lawyer.

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