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Driving whilst using a Mobile Phone

It is a motoring offence to use a mobile phone or similar device when driving. A mobile phone offence can result in three penalty points and a fixed penalty notice of £60, although this can vary if your case goes to Court. If you have been caught or charged using a mobile phone whilst driving, our driving offence solicitors can provide you with expert legal advice.

You can use a mobile phone when driving provided you do so “hands free”. Otherwise you would need to stop the car and make the phone call whilst stationary. An offence can also be committed even if you are sitting stationary in traffic, unless the engine is switched off.

Often the case against you will be based on a police officer’s account of what he witnessed, or thought he witnessed. This is where it is essential to seek legal advice on how to analyse the evidence and present the evidence in order to fully protect your rights.

The law on mobile phone offences is complex and there may be many circumstances we could put forward in your defence. It is important you contact a solicitor to seek advice on your position.

Our driving whilst using a mobile phone legal specialists are part of our London based driving offences team. We have almost four decades of experience helping clients from around the UK with a wide variety of legal matters. For expert legal advice use our contact form or call us on 0808 250 6017