MAMARONECK TRAFFIC TICKET DEFENSE LAWYER EXPLAINS NY CELL PHONE VIOLATIONS
| WESTCHESTER COUNTY, NY
As of June 1, 2013, New York State's new
cell phone law was enacted. Since that time, police throughout Mamaroneck, NY and
Westchester County have acted to crack down further on using handheld
devices (cell phones) and texting while driving. In the last few years,
cell phone violations have become more serious with
point values going from zero points to 2 points to 3 points and now they assess 5 points
for such a violation. This new law applies to talking on the cell phone
as well as using the device to text/email while driving.
The cell phone laws have become increasingly more serious as the incidence
of texting while driving has become more of an issue with drivers. According
to NY State, between the years 2011 and 2012, there was a 234% increase
in the number of traffic tickets issued for texting while driving.
MAMARONECK CELL PHONE DEFENSE ATTORNEYS:
How does the law define cell phone use while you operate a vehicle in NYS?
New York State's new law does not allow you to use any
hand-held mobile telephone or device while you drive. If you use a hand-held mobile telephone while you drive,
except to call 911 or to contact medical, fire or police personnel about
an emergency, you may receive a traffic ticket. There are maximum fines
and mandatory surcharges and fees related to any cell phone violation.
Additionally, for all offenses committed after June 1, 2013, this violation
carries a five point penalty against your driver's license.
MAMARONECK TRAFFIC DEFENSE LAWYERS:
Does the new law include texting or emailing while you operate a vehicle in NYS?
The New York State law prohibits all Mamaroneck drivers from
using portable electronic devices, such as cell phones and smart phones,
to send text messages or emails while driving. Just as with using a hand-held device or cell phone to
make a call, these offenses committed after June 1, 2013 also carries
a 5 point penalty against your driver's license.
Using a handheld electronic device is now considered a primary offense,
which means that a Trooper or police officer may stop you if you are observed
using a handheld device while driving.
Young Drivers and Teens in Mamaroneck, NY should be further cautioned being
convicted of talking/texting while driving can take you off the road.
Below is a chart showing how the new law unlike the old, will take a new
driver off the road for a certain amount of time.
CELL PHONE TICKET DEFENDED IN MAMARONECK, NY
The Mamaroneck Town Court is located at 740 W. Boston Post Road, Mamaroneck,
New York 10543 meets on Monday nights at 7PM for all Traffic Tickets issued.
The Court room is located on the second floor (Room 213). The Court Clerk's
office, which is also located on the second floor of the Town Center (Room
215), is open weekdays:
Labor Day through Memorial Day
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Memorial Day through Labor Day
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
traffic ticket defense lawyers of Riebling, Proto & Sachs, LLP assisted a client who was charged
with the 5 point violation of using his cell phone while driving under
Vehicle and Traffic Law Section 1225-D. However, when the matter was called
before the Court for the trial of this particular offense, the prosecutor
was convinced by cell phone defense lawyer
Stephen Riebling to dismiss the 5 point ticket and allow the client to enter a plea to
a minor parking violation which carried zero points and a minimal fine.
The client, who gladly accepted the lesser violation, avoided any points
on his license and the effects that a cell phone violation may have on
his insurance rates.
Can my lawyer really beat my traffic ticket in the Mamaroneck Town Court?
Yes we can. In fact, we have a proven track record of successfully defending
our clients in the Mamaroneck Town Court.
Our experienced defense lawyers are ready to fight your speeding ticket,
cell phone ticket or traffic matter and help you avoid unnecessary costs
and points against your license.
In most cases, we can even make sure that your daily life is not impacted
by helping you to avoid having to appear in court.
Call now for a free telephone consultation at (914) 946-4808.