Were you pulled over and given a cell phone ticket in New York? Even if you were just grabbing your phone but not using it, you can still be pulled over and given a ticket. Here is what you need to know.
Cell Phone Ticket in New York | Texting and Driving
I had a young client come in and she had received a ticket for using her cell phone while driving. The law in the last few years has evolved. Of course, we all know that you shouldn’t be calling on your telephone; they’re certainly going to pull you over for that. Texting is a huge deal now; it’s just crazy the number of problems that municipalities and police are having with texting because accidents and hit-and-runs are up, they believe, because of texting. I don’t think a lot of people know that the governor has actually given a directive to the State Police that, even larger than the seat belt law, is the texting violation or using the cell phone. Recently, there was a law change. They used to have to prove that you were talking or texting, but that is no longer the case. If you read the updated law, it is simply use that can get you pulled over. If you use your cell phone for anything, you are in violation.
Cell Phone Ticket in New York | Reasons for Being Pulled Over
The particular case that I’m thinking about is that this particular individual had an alarm on their system. They weren’t talking, texting, emailing, searching or anything like that. It simply was an alarm, and that person happened to go and pick up the cell phone exactly when the Trooper went by, and she received a ticket. They do not like to negotiate on violations. I was able to have an extremely good result negotiating on that particular ticket, but that is not always the case. This is very serious.
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