New laws to tackle mobile phone use

Most people know that since December 2003, it has been illegal to use a mobile phone, held in the hand, whilst driving or whilst stopped with the engine on. However, under a new law due to come into effect next month, drivers will receive six points on their driving licence and receive a £200 fine.

These changes will have a significant impact on young motorist offenders as they now risk having their driving licence revoked following a first offence.

If you've been charged or arrested in  connection with a motoring offence or other crime and need advice or representation, please contact Richard Brown, Sam Jackson or Erica Topham in the Criminal Team at our Halifax office on 01422 339 600.


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