New offences and penalties have recently been introduced due to the number of accidents where use of a mobile phone or other communication device was a factor.
At Rodney King & Partners solicitors we have a great deal of experience in defending all types of motoring offences including driving while using a mobile phone.
In legal terms, the use of a mobile phone includes not only making phone calls but also texting.
Driving while using a mobile phone is split into 3 separate offences. They are:
If you are convicted of this offence, the penalty is 3 points and a fine of up to £1000. (For passenger vehicle drivers or HGV drivers the fine can be up to £2500).
You do not need a solicitor to represent you at Court, but would be well advised to consider obtaining one, and particularly if your case is complicated and/or you think you might want to plead not guilty. A Court will not be impressed by someone with little understanding of the law trying to defend themselves based on hearsay and incorrect advice.
A solicitor with specialist knowledge and experience of motoring law will offer you the best chance of achieving a favourable outcome in your case.
Contact us to speak to one of our solicitors and to find out how we can help you.