Syracuse Cell Phone Violation Lawyer
New York Cell Phone Usage Laws
Under Sections 1225-C and 1225-D of the Vehicle and Traffic codes, it is unlawful to talk or text on a hand-held cell phone or any other portable device while driving.
The law spells out the following as illegal cell phone usage:
- Composing, sending, receiving, or retrieving email or text messages
- Accessing or browsing the Web
- Looking at, taking, or sending photos
- Playing internet games
Cell Phone Ticket Penalties in NY
Cell phone tickets will result in 5-points being added to your driving record. In addition, the penalties for a cell phone ticket include:
- A fine of $50 to $200 for a first or second offense
- A fine of $50 to $450 for a third or subsequent offense within 18 months
NY Cell Phone Law Exceptions
There are a few exceptions to New York's cell phone law. While hands-free cell phone usage is permitted, you may only use a hand-held cell phone in the case of an emergency call to:
- An emergency responder
- A hospital or medical office
- A fire department
Once you engage our firm for representation, we can usually appear in court for you with a strong defense in pursuit of a favorable outcome. Due to time limits regarding your ticket, we urge you to contact us immediately so that we can get to work on handling all necessary steps of the defense procedure.
Experienced Legal Advocacy in New York Traffic Courts
If you have been cited for driving while talking or texting on a cell phone, you can fight your ticket with experienced help from the Syracuse cell phone ticket lawyer at Robert Sinesi Law Firm. Our firm has been representing drivers of both private and commercial vehicles in New York traffic courts for 25 years. We have helped more than 15,000 clients throughout the state and Canada.
With our vast experience, you stand a fighting chance of obtaining a favorable result in reduced fines, reduced points, and preserving your DMV record. In light of the expensive auto insurance, which we all must pay, our work can lead to significant savings. We recommend that you contact us as soon as possible after receiving a ticket to avoid missing important response deadlines.
Handling Cases Throughout New York
We help clients everywhere in New York outside of the five boroughs.
Helped Thousands of Canadian Drivers
We frequently work with Canadian drivers to help them navigate their case in New York courts.
Over Two Decades of Experience
Robert Sinesi has over 25 years of experience handling traffic ticket and DWI cases.
Serving Mandarin-Speaking Clients
Our firm has helped many Chinese clients with their traffic ticket concerns.