NYC Cell Phone Ticket lawyer
should I fight a cell phone ticket in NYC?
Yes. If you got a ticket for using your cell phone while driving in The Bronx, fighting it may help you avoid points on your license and increased insurance premiums.
Pleading guilty to traffic violations for using a cell phone while driving in the Bronx will result in points on your license. A ticket for using a cell phone or electronic device is worth fighting since pleading guilty will result in points on your license. There are two different statutes associated with a cell phone tickets: VTL 1225(c) and VTL 1225(d).
If you received a 1225(c) ticket, the officer is accusing you of actually making a phone call while driving.
For 1225(d) tickets, it is irrelevant whether you were actually on a call. If you were texting or using an app, you can be given a 1225(d) ticket. You can receive a ticket for VTL 1225(d) for using other electronic devices including an MP3 player or GPS.
As a former prosecutor in Brooklyn, I've helped my clients get the best possible outcome for cell phone tickets. There are many ways to fight these tickets.