Those who are in violation of the law may be subject to a fine and points on their license. The minimum fine for a person ticketed for using a cell phone or similar device is $50 for first offenses that occurred after the first day of November 2014. The maximum fine is $200 for a first offense, and the fine can increase to $250 for a second offense that occurs within 18 months of that initial citation.
If an individual is ticketed for using a phone while driving three times within 18 months, that person could face a fine of up to $450. Drivers who accumulate more than 11 points on a license in 18 months may have their licenses suspended. Each offense that occurs after June 1, 2013 will add five violation points to a person’s license.
A driver who receives a CDL traffic violation may be subject to a fine or other penalties. Depending on a person’s previous record, a violation may put his or her ability to work as a commercial driver in jeopardy. An attorney may be able to help an individual get a ticket reduced or dismissed. This may be done by using cell phone records to show that a person wasn’t using a device or using it improperly when pulled over by an officer.