Using a mobile telephone while operating a motor vehicle or using a portable electronic device (texting, using gps, checking email etc) while operating a motor vehicle is a serious offense in NY.
Not only does the violation carry five points on your DMV record and a fine and surcharge, it can also result in up to four years of insurance surcharges.
An experienced and knowledgeable vehicle and traffic attorney can help you fight the charge. If you or someone you know has been charged with using a mobile phone or portable electronic device while operating a motor vehicle in Westchester, Putnam, Dutchess, Columbia, Rockland, Orange or Ulster County, the Harold Dee Team can help. Our attorneys can review the ticket and advise on how to best handle the situation.