Motoring Defence

Caught On Mobile Driving

Have you been caught driving while using a mobile phone? We can help you. Driving a vehicle while using a hand-held device carries heavy penalties. This could result in the loss of your licence, which may impact your ability to earn an income. When you instruct us, we can represent you to achieve the best possible outcome. Have you been caught driving using mobile phone ? Give Ashmans Motoring Solicitors a call today.

What Does The Law Say?

Driving whilst using a handheld mobile phone is a criminal offence. In addition, it is also illegal to cause or permit another driver to use a mobile phone or to use a mobile phone whilst supervising a learner driver or rider. You are, however, exempt from this legislation in certain circumstances. You are allowed to use your mobile phone if you need to call 999 in an emergency situation and it is unsafe or impractical to stop or if you are safely parked in a legitimate parking area. In addition, you are also allowed to use digital devices such as 2-way radios and hands-free devices. However, if the police believe you are not in proper control of your vehicle you can still be stopped and penalised under this legislation. Call our Motor Offence Solicitors today.

What Are The Penalties? Driving with a mobile phone

There are strong penalties for using a handheld mobile phone whilst driving. There are two ways in which you can be prosecuted under this legislation. This will very much depend on the severity of the offence. If your offence is not too serious, you will be automatically given a fixed penalty notice at the roadside. This comprises of 6 penalty points and a £200 fine. However, if your offence is deemed to be of a more serious nature you may be summoned to court. The penalties for driving whilst using a handheld mobile are:

  • A maximum fine of £2,500 if using a phone whilst driving a bus or a goods vehicle
  • A maximum fine of £1,000 for all other drivers
  • 6 penalty points on your driving licence
  • A possible driving ban (given at the discretion of the Magistrates)
  • Lose your licence if you passed your test in the last two years, meaning you would need to retake your driving test to get your licence back
  • If you have already have six or more points on your current driving licence, further penalty points will result in a totting up ban

How Can Ashmans Solicitors Help You?

Our experienced team of solicitors can help you limit the possible consequences of a motoring offence. Getting caught driving while using a mobile phone could have a really big impact on you and your family. We work to get you the best outcome possible in the circumstances. Ashmans Solicitors can represent you wherever you are in England or Wales. We offer very competitive fees, as legal aid is not available for motoring offences. We will consider fixed fees in some circumstances too. Caught driving with a mobile phone? Call Ashmans Solicitors.


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Why Choose Us for Your Motoring Defence case?

  • We understand that you need to protect your driving licence.
  • We can offer you our help, wherever you are in England and Wales.
  • We are the first choice for professionals who need help with keeping their driving licence. We act on behalf of many other solicitors – and also doctors, teachers and vets who are facing a motoring offence. This is in addition to taxi drivers, lorry drivers and others who drive for a living.
  • We have access to experts who may be able to mitigate your motoring offence, such as speed detection experts, alcohol back-calculation experts and medical experts, too.
  • Our experienced motoring offences team has a reputation for achieving excellent results. We will put all of our collective experience behind you.
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