Mamaroneck Traffic Defense Lawyers Defend Cell Phone Ticket


As of June 1, 2013, New York State's new cell phone law was enacted. Since that time, police throughout Mamaroneck, NY and Westchester County have acted to crack down further on using handheld devices (cell phones) and texting while driving. In the last few years, cell phone violations have become more serious with point values going from zero points to 2 points to 3 points and now they assess 5 points for such a violation. This new law applies to talking on the cell phone as well as using the device to text/email while driving.

The cell phone laws have become increasingly more serious as the incidence of texting while driving has become more of an issue with drivers. According to NY State, between the years 2011 and 2012, there was a 234% increase in the number of traffic tickets issued for texting while driving.


How does the law define cell phone use while you operate a vehicle in NYS?

New York State's new law does not allow you to use any hand-held mobile telephone or device while you drive. If you use a hand-held mobile telephone while you drive, except to call 911 or to contact medical, fire or police personnel about an emergency, you may receive a traffic ticket. There are maximum fines and mandatory surcharges and fees related to any cell phone violation. Additionally, for all offenses committed after June 1, 2013, this violation carries a five point penalty against your driver's license.


Does the new law include texting or emailing while you operate a vehicle in NYS?

The New York State law prohibits all Mamaroneck drivers from using portable electronic devices, such as cell phones and smart phones, to send text messages or emails while driving. Just as with using a hand-held device or cell phone to make a call, these offenses committed after June 1, 2013 also carries a 5 point penalty against your driver's license.

Using a handheld electronic device is now considered a primary offense, which means that a Trooper or police officer may stop you if you are observed using a handheld device while driving.

Young Drivers and Teens in Mamaroneck, NY should be further cautioned being convicted of talking/texting while driving can take you off the road. Below is a chart showing how the new law unlike the old, will take a new driver off the road for a certain amount of time.


The Mamaroneck Town Court is located at 740 W. Boston Post Road, Mamaroneck, New York 10543 meets on Monday nights at 7PM for all Traffic Tickets issued. The Court room is located on the second floor (Room 213). The Court Clerk's office, which is also located on the second floor of the Town Center (Room 215), is open weekdays:

Winter Hours:
Labor Day through Memorial Day
8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Summer Hours:
Memorial Day through Labor Day
8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Recently, the traffic ticket defense lawyers of Proto, Sachs & Brown, LLP assisted a client who was charged with the 5 point violation of using his cell phone while driving under Vehicle and Traffic Law Section 1225-D. However, when the matter was called before the Court for the trial of this particular offense, the prosecutor was convinced by our cell phone defense lawyer to dismiss the 5 point ticket and allow the client to enter a plea to a minor parking violation which carried zero points and a minimal fine. The client, who gladly accepted the lesser violation, avoided any points on his license and the effects that a cell phone violation may have on his insurance rates.

Can my lawyer really beat my traffic ticket in the Mamaroneck Town Court?

Yes, we can. In fact, we have a proven track record of successfully defending our clients in the Mamaroneck Town Court.

Our experienced defense lawyers are ready to fight your speeding ticket, cell phone ticket or traffic matter and help you avoid unnecessary costs and points against your license.

In most cases, we can even make sure that your daily life is not impacted by helping you to avoid having to appear in court.

Call now for a free telephone consultation at (914) 946-4808.