Stewart A. McMillan, Esq.

Texting while Driving

One of the fastest-rising dangers on the road today is distracted driving, particularly among teens and young people. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (“NHTSA”) has found that the likelihood of a serious crash is 2 to 3 times greater when the driver is texting.

Our New York and Connecticut texting while driving lawyers will counsel you that the law in both states is that you cannot use a cellphone or other electronic device while driving, for any reason.

The prohibitive conduct includes: talking on a cellphone, texting, using the internet, or playing video games. The only exception to the rule is calling or contacting 911.

Similar to the seat belt law, an officer could not stop your vehicle for suspicion of texting. Police could only issue you a ticket after stopping your vehicle for another reason (like speeding). However, in 2011 the New York State Legislature passed a law permitting police to stop your car for suspicion of texting.

Our White Plains traffic ticket lawyers will counsel you that the points imposed for texting have risen substantially to five (from three).

The penalties for a junior suspected of texting is even more severe. The penalty for texting by a junior license holder includes the potential 60-day loss of driver’s license.

Our New York, Connecticut, and Westchester County traffic ticket lawyers have successfully represented thousands of traffic offenses in Westchester County cities such as New Rochelle, Larchmont, Ostin, Harrison, Bedford, Yonkers, Peekskill, Mamaroneck, and Scarsdale, as well as Connecticut jurisdictions like Stamford, Ridgefield, Cos Cobb, Fairfield, Old Greenwich, New Haven, Norwalk, Danbury and Darien as well as the New York City boroughs.

Accordingly, if you, or someone you know, has been charged with texting while driving, call our Stamford, New York and White Plains texting while driving attorneys immediately. The call is absolutely free and our attorneys are available 24/7.

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