Everybody knows that it's wrong to use a cell phone while driving, however, sometimes, people make the mistake of doing so. We live in a world of distractions, and it's not always easy to avoid them. Unfortunately, if you are caught using your cell phone while driving, you face a wide array of potential consequences. Please continue reading and reach out to our experienced Maryland traffic violations attorney to learn more about cell phone violations and how we can help you fight your charges. Here are some of the questions you may have:
If you have recently been caught on your cell phone while driving, particularly if you were caught talking on the phone, you are looking at various penalties, though generally speaking, you will most likely not receive points on your license, unless your cell phone usage contributed to an accident. That being said, you may still face high fines. For a first offense, you will most likely face a $75 fine, for a second offense, you will most likely face a $125 fine, and for the third offense, you may face a $175 fine. Furthermore, you should understand that if you receive a cell phone violation ticket and you are under the age of 18, you will most likely have your license suspended for up to 90 days. Rather obviously, if you have a job, this can drastically impact your ability to retain employment, which is why you must contact a Maryland traffic violations attorney as soon as you can.
If you are caught texting while driving in Maryland, you will most likely face even harsher penalties. Not only will you receive a $500 fine, but you will also receive a misdemeanor. You will also receive one point on your driving record, which may cause your insurance premiums to skyrocket, which will essentially result in you paying for your ticket for months, or even years to come. You should also note that if you are under the age of 18 and are charged with texting while driving, you will most likely receive a 90-day license suspension.
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