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New York Texting While Driving Attorneys

New York Distracted Driving Laws

New York has strict laws against distracted driving, and a violation of these laws could lead to fees being assessed and points being added to your driving record if you are convicted of the offense. Repeated violations within an 18-month period could lead to the suspension of your driver’s license.

While driving in New York, under VTL 1225, it is against the law to:

  • Use a handheld phone
  • Send or receive text messages
  • Send e-mails or access the Internet
  • Play games or take photos on a handheld electronic device

If you are convicted of a distracted driving offense in New York, you could have up to three points added to your driving record. You may want to think twice before simply pleading guilty and forgetting about the ticket. When you have six or more points on your record, you will be required to pay the driver responsibility assessment (DRA), which is $300 over three years for six points received for distracted driving offenses. The DRA fees increase for additional points received beyond the first six in an 18-month period.

New York Texting While Driving Lawyers

If you are ticketed for a distracted driving offense, a Schenectady cell phone ticket attorney can help defend you against the charge. An experienced traffic violations attorney advocating on your behalf in traffic court can help save your driver record from accumulating damaging and expensive points.

Whether you are from New York or are an out-of-state driver who was just passing through, our traffic violations attorneys can help defend your driver record. In many cases, you need not be present in traffic court and our attorneys can appear on your behalf. We represent clients in Capital District courts — Albany, Schenectady, Troy, Saratoga Springs, Amsterdam — and courts throughout New York state.

If you have been cited for a distracted driving offense in New York, contact our Albany office via e-mail or by calling 866-642-3807 to schedule a free initial consultation.

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