Cellphone Use In A School Zone
Cellphone Use In A School Zone – Edwardsville Lawyers
Cellphone use of any kind in a school zone is against the law for all drivers in Illinois. This includes texting, talking and accessing the Internet. Fines for violation of this law start at $75 for a first offense, which is considered a non-moving violation. Fines increase for subsequent offenses, and points could be added to your driving record, leading to increased insurance rates or driver’s license suspension.
If you have been cited for cellphone use in a school zone, contact Madison County Traffic Law Attorneys, LLC, to speak with our Edwardsville lawyers about cellphone use in a school zone. We represent clients in the Metro East and throughout the Illinois River Bend.
We Can Defend You Against Tickets For Talking Or Texting In A School Zone
The Illinois cellphone law applies in school zones from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. on school days when children are present. The law does not prohibit the use of a cellphone in conjunction with a hands-free device or voice-activated mode. The use of a Bluetooth device, for example, is permitted.
If you are ticketed for using a cellphone in a school zone, our law firm can help. Depending on the circumstances of your case and your driving record, we may be able to negotiate a plea agreement with the prosecutor to have your ticket reduced or dismissed. In certain situations, you may also have grounds to dispute the validity of the ticket; e.g., in cases where the ticket was issued on a non-school day or outside the hours of 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
An Experienced Lawyer Is Always Important
There is no substitute for experience when it comes to hiring an attorney to defend your rights and protect your driving privileges. The lawyers of Madison County Traffic Law Attorneys, LLC, have decades of experience helping clients with a broad range of traffic violations, including tickets for cellphone use in a school zone. We are recognized throughout the metropolitan area as honest, aggressive and professional advocates with a reputation for excellence.