Law Office of Randy S. Alpert

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Queens Cell Phone and Portable Electronic Device

There was a time when cell phone and portable electronic device tickets carried no points and motorists would just plead guilty and pay the fine.  That would be a very big mistake today.

Nowadays, in New York State, drivers using cell phones, without a hands free system, or holding and using portable electronic devices are facing 5 (five) points on their driving record, if convicted. Portable electronics devices encompass GPS devices, PDA’s electronic games, laptop computers, as well as cell phones, etc. The points and fine structure is as follows:


Points Max Fine Surcharge Total
First offense 5 $150 $88 $238
2 nd Offense within 18 months 5 $200 $88 $288
3rd Offense within 18 months 5 $400 $88 $488

Thus, it is extremely important to fight these charges to preserve your license, prevent potential suspensions and to avoid higher insurance premiums. Mr. Alpert will thoroughly discuss the violation with you, his strategy and methods to contest the ticket. Additionally, at the hearing, he will evaluate the officer’s testimony and question the officer to see to see if it meets established legal standards. In most instances, Mr. Alpert can represent you in court and it will not be necessary for you to attend the hearing.

Contact Our Law Firm

To speak with a Queens traffic attorney about cell phone and electronic device tickets, Contact our Queens Criminal and Traffic Attorney at 718-557-9748, 516-206-3062 or 631-232-1800 today. We will work diligently to provide the quality legal service you need and deserve. From our offices in Forest Hills, Valley Stream and Central Islip, we represent individuals throughout the region in Queens, Nassau County, Suffolk County and Long Island.