What is a Cell Phone Violation in New Jersey? | What to Know

The state of New Jersey takes cell phone violations very seriously, which is why if you have received a ticket, you will need to retain the services of an experienced New Jersey criminal defense attorney. Contact our firm today to discuss the specifics of your case and how we can best help you.

What constitutes a cell phone violation in New Jersey?

As technological advancements have been made, and cell phone use has sky-rocketed as a result, so have cell phone violations. There are several types of cell phone violations recognized in the state of New Jersey. The most common examples of cell phone violations on the road that our firm has frequently seen include the following:

  • Searching through the internet
  • Talking on a handheld mobile phone
  • Writing, sending, reading, or receiving any data. This can include text messages, emails, or using social media.
  • Watching or taking any pictures or videos
  • Playing games

If you have questions about cell phone violations, do not hesitate to reach out to our firm today to speak with one of our skilled criminal defense attorneys.

What are the consequences of a cell phone violation in New Jersey?

In the state of New Jersey, drivers who use their cell phones while operating a vehicle can be stopped by law enforcement and issued a ticket. A cell phone violation carries out other negative consequences as well. One of the consequences includes a fine. It is important to note that the amount a person owes in fines for a cell phone violation is heavily dependent on the nature of the offense. The penalties include and are not limited to:

  • If it is a driver’s first offense, they can face a fine between $200 and $400
  • If it is a driver’s second offense, they can face a fine between $400 and $600
  • If it is a driver’s third or subsequent offense, they can face a fine between $600 and $800.

If you were charged with a cell phone violation, you will need to retain the services of a skilled and dedicated criminal defense attorney. An attorney will be able to work on diminishing your charges and fines. Contact us today.

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If you are facing criminal charges in New Jersey, you need strong legal defense. Contact the Law Office of Carl Spector for dedicated representation. With over 30 years of experience as both a prosecutor and criminal defense attorney, he offers a unique perspective on how both sides think, and how to best approach each aspect of the case. When your future is on the line, don’t settle for less than the best possible legal representation. Contact an experienced New Jersey criminal defense attorney who will aggressively fight for you. Call today for a free confidential consultation. Let our experience work for you.

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