Mobile Phone Offences
While mobile phone offences are still relatively new offence, they are heavily publicised. Despite this, they are one of the most common offences in the UK and can lead to heavy penalties.
Some motorists might not realise that this law covers sat-navs and other hand held devices, and you could even be prosecuted while your vehicle is stationary. You will face a charge if you are found guilty of:
- Using a mobile phone or handheld device by the driver
- Causing or allowing use by the driver
- Supervising a provisional licence holder whilst using a mobile phone or hand held device
Penalties of mobile phone offences
Penalties will all depend on the details of the offence, but motorists could face the following if found guilty of a mobile phone offence: -
- A fine of up to £1,000 for smaller vehicles
- A fine of up to £2,500 if the driver is operating a goods vehicle adapted to carry more than eight passengers
- Obligatory endorsement of six penalty points; and
- Discretionary disqualification
Contact DPP Law
Despite this, there are defences available. Our team of specialist lawyers are trained in motoring law, and can compile a solid case to fight your charge.
But the first step is to pick up the phone to speak to us. Contact us today and see how we can help with your situation.