Mobile phone use while driving

Mobile phone use while driving

If you are accused of using a mobile phone in your car, you should speak to an experienced Mobile Phone Driving Offence Lawyer immediately for help. Based in Leeds, Sheffield and York we represent clients on all manner of mobile phone offences throughout the UK.

Mobile phone offence lawyers

It is a criminal offence to use your mobile phone or other handheld devices while driving. It is a distraction that hinders your ability to drive, which could place your life or the lives of others in danger.

At Lupton Fawcett, our motoring offence experts have handled many cases for drivers who have been accused of using a mobile phone or other handheld device while using a vehicle, helping them to protect their licence.

To speak to a member of the motoring offence team in Yorkshire today, call us on 07971 520407 or fill in the enquiry form on this page and we will get back to you promptly. For immediate assistance, please call us on our 24/7 mobile number on 07971 520407.

For more information on our fees, please click here to view our up-to-date schedule of costs.

About driving while using a mobile phone

You are considered to be committing a driving offence if you are found using a mobile phone or other handheld devices, such as a laptop, tablet or sat-nav while driving. However, there is no real definition of ‘using’, meaning you could be pulled over for simply checking the time or moving your device.

Our solicitors have handled cases that have included drivers using a device to do the following:

  • making a telephone call
  • sending or reading a text message or email
  • browsing the internet
  • using social media, e.g. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Snapchat
  • using an interactive map.

Whatever the case, you should contact Lupton Fawcett as soon as possible so we can help you build a case.

The penalties

It may seem like a small offence compared to other crimes but penalties for driving while using a mobile phone can be quite substantial. You can now be issued with a Fixed Penalty Notice of 6 points and a £200 fine or your case could go to court where you could be disqualified from driving and get a maximum fine of £1,000.

There are a number of defences which can be employed should they be able to be proven. These include errors in police procedures, using a device to call 999 in an emergency and being able to provide evidence that shows you were not using a function.

Our services

The driving offence team at Lupton Fawcett is dedicated to helping drivers who have been accused of driving while on a mobile phone. With offices in Leeds, Sheffield and York, we are able to provide assistance to drivers across Yorkshire and the rest of the UK.

We understand that in many circumstances you never intended to commit an offence and it is likely that this is the first time you have ever broken the law. For that reason, we work hard to keep your best interests in mind throughout proceedings to help you get the best possible outcome. We will ensure you are kept up to date and have a full understanding of this complex area of law. Should you have any questions, our solicitors are more than happy to help.

How we can help

If you have been accused of using a mobile phone or other hand-held devices whilst driving, get in touch with Lupton Fawcett today by using the details on the enquiry form. To speak to a solicitor for immediate assistance, please call us on our 24/7 mobile number on 07971 520407

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