Distracted Driving

Distracted Driving Attorney in Dallas

Helping You Clear Your Driving Record

If you got ticketed for distracted driving, Berlof & Newton, P.C. can help. We have over 40 years of combined legal experience helping individuals throughout Dallas, Collin, and Denton Counties maintain a clean driving record. Distracted driving can involve texting, talking on the phone, eating or drinking, being fatigued, smoking, retrieving an object from the floor or elsewhere in the car, reading a map, adjusting a GPS, adjusting a radio or music player, conversing with passengers, personal grooming, reading or watching videos/using social media/sending e-mails.

If you want to keep your driving record clear and avoid paying hefty fines and having your insurance plummet, our Dallas traffic ticket attorneys stand ready to help. Call Berlof & Newton, P.C. today at (214) 494-8990 for a free consultation.

Texas Laws on Using Your Phone While Driving

Under Texas law, you are required to practice reasonable care while operating a car. In June of 2017, Texas signed into law HB 62 which makes it a misdemeanor offense to use a portable communication device to write, read or send an electronic message while operating a vehicle. Only hands-free devices are now allowed while driving. A first offense carries a fine between $25 and $99, whereas a second offense carries a fine between $100 and $200. If your distracted driving caused an accident resulting in the serious bodily injury or death of another, this is a Class A misdemeanor, which is punishable by a fine of $4,000 and a jail sentence of up to one year.

If you have been fined for breaking this law, there are defenses available to you that include:

  • You used a hands-free device
  • You were reporting an illegal activity
  • You were calling for emergency help
  • You were reading a text or e-mail you thought was related to an emergency
  • You were relaying info to a dispatcher or network through a device as part of your job

We can help you protect your rights and will do everything possible to help get you out of your traffic ticket. Our legal team has extensive experience and is prepared to get to work on your behalf!

For more information about how we can help you, don’t hesitate to call our office today at (214) 494-8990.

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