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Manhattan Cell Phone Ticket Lawyer

Beating a cell phone ticket in traffic court isn’t impossible. Find the best defense for your case by consulting a cell phone ticket attorney in Manhattan.

Using a cell phone while driving has become a ticketable offense in more cities throughout the United States. The penalties in Manhattan and the rest of New York City have become particularly harsh, which means you could be facing fines, surcharges and even license suspension.

Unfortunately, many New Yorkers are dealing with these penalties, especially in the wake of the Vision Zero initiative, created to reduce dangerous actions behind the wheel. You might have received a ticket because of these increased regulations, and you’ll need to fight back to avoid serious costs.

Defending against distracted driving charges can be tricky. The traffic judge is often more likely to take the officer’s word over yours. A Manhattan cell phone ticket lawyer from the Law Office of James Medows can help. We’ll work to build a defense to have your traffic violation dismissed or reduced.

Penalties for Electronic Device Use While Driving

This ticket can be issued for more than just cell phone use. If you were using a tablet or any other electronic device for anything other than contacting emergency services, you could be issued a ticket. Pleading guilty or being convicted of this violation carries several of steep penalties:

  • A fine of $50–$150 for the first offense
  • A fine of $50–$200 for the second offense
  • A fine of $50–$400 for a third or subsequent offense
  • Five points added to your license for each offense

If your cell phone ticket brings your eighteen-month point total to six points, you’ll owe a $100 annual surcharge for three years, with each point beyond six adding $25 to the annual total. If your cell phone violation results in eleven points within eighteen months, your license could be suspended.

Suspension can be one of the harshest costs. Although you might have some extra money to cover the fines, a license suspension adds stress and inconvenience to the list of penalties. If you’re unable to drive, you’ll still need to pay for car insurance and parking. In addition, you’ll have to rely on public transportation or the kindness of friends and family to get around.

Permit Drivers and Cell Phone Tickets

Things are even harsher if you’re a junior driver with a permit or a probationary driver. Your first cell phone offense will suspend your license for 120 days. If your second offense occurs within six months of receiving your license or permit back, your license could be revoked for one year.

A revoked license is more serious than a suspension. When your license is suspended, it’s taken away for a period of time, or until you take specific actions as outlined by the court.

A revocation, though, means your license is cancelled. You’ll be without your license for a specified time, after which you’ll have to reapply for a license. Reapplying for a license can include additional DMV fees, a driver’s test, and special

As a junior driver, these penalties can make it difficult to gain your full license and start driving on your own. If your future as a licensed driver is at stake, call a cell phone violation lawyer for help.

Fighting a Cell Phone Driving Violation

Even one cell phone driving violation can hold incredibly harsh penalties. With multiple offenses, the financial burden increases, and you could risk losing your license completely On top of that, your insurance provider could raise your rates.

By working with a cell phone ticket lawyer in Manhattan, you’ll have an experienced and knowledgeable attorney on your side. We’ll work tirelessly to seek the best possible outcome for your claim.

Even if you believe you have a viable defense for your claim, it can be difficult to manage alone. You might find several suggestions for fighting your ticket without an attorney on the Internet. By relying on these methods instead of the knowledge and experience of an attorney, you could be putting the success of your claim at risk.

For example, some sites recommend looking for technical mistakes on your cell phone ticket, so it can be thrown out because of the mistake. However, many of these mistakes are clerical errors. These will simply be fixed, and your ticket won’t be dismissed. That’s why you need a lawyer on your side: so that you know you have the experience needed to fight your ticket.  

Contact a Manhattan Cell Phone Driving Violation Lawyer

Let the Law Office of James Medows evaluate your case and determine what your best options are. You need to know how to beat your ticket, and we can help you do exactly that. Information on the Internet may seem helpful, but in reality, it could leave you to deal with fines, points on your license, and even a suspension.

Fortunately, that’s where our lawyers can step in, starting with a free consultation. We’ll review your ticket with you, making sure you understand how we’ll dispute your ticket and have your penalties reduced or dropped entirely. Dealing with the consequences of a cell phone ticket can be difficult, but with the right lawyer behind you, you don’t have to worry.

If you’re ready to start fighting back against your cell phone ticket, reach out to our attorneys for the help you need. Schedule a free and confidential consultation with a Manhattan cell phone ticket lawyer by completing the form on this page or by texting or calling 917-856-1247.

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