Defending Motorists Who Have Received Cell Phone Tickets

New York has a very strict law in place regarding the use of mobile phones while driving. If a motorist even has a phone in his or her hand while operating a motor vehicle, it could potentially result in a ticket if the behavior is observed by law enforcement.

Many drivers traveling through Broome County, Tioga County, Steuben County, Chemung County or Delaware County are stopped by police and issued citations for using a cell phone while driving. If you are visiting the region from out-of-state or are a resident of one of these communities, we can help you fight your ticket.

At the Law Office of Jack Kotchick, in Binghamton, we provide comprehensive representation to motorists who are issued traffic tickets on our area roadways. Our attorney, Jack Kotchick, has more than 30 years of experience in criminal law, working as a prosecutor before going into private practice. He will work together with you to help address the potential impact to your driving record.

What You Need To Know About Cell Phone Tickets

Police are constantly looking for drivers using phones behind the wheel. They employ many crackdown campaigns throughout the year, which are ramped up during the busy summer and fall driving seasons. If you receive one of these tickets, know that the penalties for a violation of the mobile phone law can be significant. They include:

  • Fines ranging from $50 to $200 for first offense, which increases up to $450 for additional offenses within an 18-month time period
  • Suspension of driving privileges if on a probationary license or learner's permit (or if the driver is under the age of 18)
  • Five points on your New York driver's record
  • Increases to insurance premiums

There are defenses available if you receive a cell phone ticket. We review the evidence, and discuss possible options with the prosecutors to try to reduce the charges you may be facing. If we need to go to court, we are ready to challenge the prosecutor's case, and seek an outcome that helps you protect your driving privileges.

Money Back Guarantee — Free Consultations Available

Almost every traffic ticket in New York will qualify for our money-back guarantee program. If we cannot get your ticket or the penalties reduced, we will refund your retainer fee in full. We will explain this in greater detail during your initial consultation with our lawyer.

To schedule your free consultation, please call our office at 607-821-0551 or send us an email to arrange a time that works for you. In almost all traffic cases, we are able to appear on your behalf, saving you a trip back to the region to contest your case.