Hoboken and Jersey City Cell Phone Violation Attorney
Defending against cell phone violation charges
Cell phone use in the car is an increasingly dangerous problem New Jersey. On the densely populated roads of our state, people are using cell phones to browse the internet, text people, and make phone call at an alarming rate. Studies have equated cell phone use and distracted driving to the impact of drinking on the operator of the vehicle. The “use” of a wireless device is defined as talking or listening, texting, sending or receiving email, and using any other functionality of the wireless device with your hands.
The state has taken a hard stance against this infraction. It used to be a minor traffic ticket with a minor fine. Recently, cell phone violations are taken seriously and fines have increased. If you have been charged with a cell phone violation, contact an attorney at Keith Hirschorn, P.C. for a consultation.
Consequences of a cell phone violation
As of July 1, 2014, New Jersey courts have intensified the circumstances for cell phone violations. People found guilty of a cell phone offense are facing:
- First offense: a fine of $200-$400
- Second offense: a fine of $400-$600
- Third offense: a fine of $600-$800, 3 points on license, possible license suspension
A third cell phone ticket offense is serious. The points on your license will raise you insurance premiums and a license suspension can affect your livelihood.
Contact a cell phone violation attorney
Contact the law firm of Keith Hirschorn, P.C. to discuss your cell phone violation. There are many conditions in which the charges against you would be dropped. For instance, New Jersey state law allows for cell phone use in emergencies and some police officers will ignore the claim and write the ticket anyway. If you have been charged with a second or third cell phone violation, we highly recommend coming in for a consultation. We may be able to apply defenses that see charges dropped. Whatever the case, contact an experienced attorney at Keith Hirschorn, P.C. to arrive at the best conclusion.