Defending Against Distracted Driving Tickets

Distracted driving is one of the most frequent causes of motor vehicle accidents. Officials have long struggled with finding ways to get motorists to put their phones down when they are behind the wheel.

In 2013, Hawaii passed an aggressive mobile device law that calls for mandatory court appearances for those who receive these tickets, which can include texting while driving or talking on a handheld cellphone while behind the wheel. While mobile device tickets no longer come with a mandatory court appearance, you need to be aware of the potential consequences that can result if you are issued one of these citations.

Protecting You Against The Consequences Of Traffic Tickets

Rustam A. Barbee, Attorney at Law, has represented many clients who have received distracted driving citations. As your lawyer, Rustam can help you protect your driving privileges and reduce the potential fines and increased insurance costs that come with traffic tickets.

Penalties that may result from mobile device tickets include:

  • Fines in excess of $200
  • Increased insurance costs
  • Enhanced potential penalties for future traffic tickets

Using a cellphone, GPS device, MP3 player or gaming system may lead to these charges. You may be tempted to pay the fine if you are ticketed, but know that this could hurt you in the long run. It could hurt your career if you need a license to drive and could make it difficult for you to make ends meet.

Rustam will help you evaluate your options. He will pursue opportunities to lessen or reduce the penalties associated with your traffic ticket. He will negotiate to help you find a result that works for you. He has extensive courtroom experience and knows how to challenge tickets at trial, if necessary.

Schedule Your Free Consultation With Rustam A. Barbee

To meet with Rustam to discuss your case, call his Honolulu office at 808-524-4406 or send an email. He represents motorists, commercial drivers and military members throughout Hawaii who have received distracted driving citations.