Many People Ticketed Under New Texting Law

On July 1, a new law in Virginia took effect, making texting while driving a primary offense. This means that police can pull a person over solely for sending or receiving text messages or other digital communication while driving. 328 people have received a citation under this new law. As a Fairfax Traffic Violations Lawyer, it is important for drivers to understand this new law and keep their phone in their pockets or purse until getting home.

Fairfax Traffic Violations Lawyer on Fines From Texting While Driving

This new statute was put into effect because texting while driving can cause impairment similar to being drunk. If a person is caught texting while driving, they will face the following penalties:

  • $125 for a first offense
  • $250 for a second or subsequent offense
  • Potential points against their license

Because points against a person’s license can cause insurance rates to skyrocket, it is best to contact a Fairfax Traffic Violations Lawyer to get this ticket reduced. You could potentially pay a smaller fine while getting the charges reduced to a non-moving violation, keeping costly points off your license.

The Law Office of Wilfred Ward Yeargan has been assisting Virginia drivers with their traffic tickets for more than 13 years. Our office has the experience to keep points off your license and get tickets reduced, helping you save money each month while driving legally. Whether you have been charged with texting while driving or something more serious such as DUI, a Fairfax Traffic Violations Lawyer will work to get you the best outcome possible for your traffic matter. To learn how we can help, contact us today.

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