When you’ve been given a ticket for using a cell phone while driving, it’s easy to feel defeated. But you always have options—you can fight the charges. You just need to know how to beat a cell phone ticket in New York.
Our team at the Law Office of James Medows wants to help ensure you are successful in this venture. Below, our attorneys discuss the information you need to know.
Unfortunately, many New York drivers believe that, once they are issued a ticket, the only option they have is to pay the fine. However, you always have the choice to plead not guilty.
To start, there’s the obvious financial repercussions associated with receiving a ticket. Depending on whether this is your first offense or a repeat issue within an eighteen-month period, you could be forced to pay anywhere from $50 to $450. This could put you in a serious financial bind.
There’s also the issue of your personal driving record and the number of points on your license. If you are convicted, you can be issued up to five points on your license. This may not seem like much, but if you receive any other infractions within an eighteen-month period that lead to eleven points or more on your driving record, your license will be suspended.
If you’re nervous about the possible ramifications of being convicted of a cell phone infraction, don’t worry. With the help of one of our lawyers, you may be able to avoid such outcomes. First, you and your attorney will go to traffic court and plead not guilty.
In some cases, the officer who issued the ticket may not appear in court. If this is the case, your attorney will likely be able to get the judge to drop the charges. If the officer is in court, your attorney will either work to have the charges reduced or utilize solid defense strategies and proof to get the charges thrown out completely.
This may include arguing that the officer in question didn’t actually see you using your phone, making the ticket invalid. We may also utilize your cell phone records to prove that you hadn’t been using the phone at the time you were pulled over.
Now that you know how to beat a cell phone ticket in New York, call the lawyers at the Law Office of James Medows. We can provide you with the knowledge and representation you need to be successful. We are highly experienced in this area of the law, and we will do everything we can to protect your driving freedom and financial standing.
Give us a call at 917-856-1247 or fill out the online contact form below to schedule an initial consultation.