New Jersey has been concerned for years with distracted driving, so you can be pulled over and ticketed for using a hand-held phone while driving.  “Use” is considered to be talking or listening on the phone, texting, or e-mailing.

The penalty is a fine of $100 to $250 plus court costs of $33.  Sometimes people will plead to this as part of a bargain with a municipal prosecutor as an alternative to unsafe operation.  However, the penalties for the latter charge cannot be avoided, as they apply to this offense when used in a plea bargain.

For more information on this topic, check out this FAQ.

Steven J. Richardson
Bankruptcy, Collections, Student Loan, DUI and Traffic Court attorney in Woodbury, NJ.

Locations

Richardson Law Offices