As many Washingtonians are now aware, folks driving in Washington state are prohibited from texting or talking on cellphones without the use of a hands-free device. The fine for violating Washington’s distracted driver law is $124. Teens with intermediate driver’s licenses or learning permits may not use any wireless device at all while driving, unless, of course, they are reporting an emergency.
It has been said that distracted driving is one of the main reasons for automotive collisions. In an effort to crack down on distracted driving, law enforcement agencies in and around Washington are conducting extra emphasis patrols until August 23, 2013. They will be looking for drivers who are illegally using cellphones or are texting.
Be smart and don’t unlawfully use your cellphone while driving. If you happen to get caught using a cellphone, however, contact the Seattle criminal defense attorneys who make up the team of SQ Attorneys. The Seattle criminal attorneys that make up the criminal defense team of SQ Attorneys are highly qualified and reputable Seattle criminal defense lawyers that are dedicated to providing top notch, aggressive representation for those cited and/or arrested for crimes and infractions all across Western Washington and the Greater Puget Sound region. The team creates success by working with law enforcement and the prosecuting attorney’s office to ensure that all facts and circumstances related to the criminal allegations are considered in creating the fairest, most equitable and just resolution possible in light of all the surrounding circumstances of the given case.