Texting While Driving

handcuffsIn Delaware, you can be charged with many different types of traffic violations. They range from speeding, driving without insurance and driving drunk. Also, a very common driving violation is inattentive driving.

Careless or inattentive driving charges have several variations including texting while driving or talking on the phone while driving. In Delaware, it is illegal to drive recklessly, carelessly and/or negligently. This type of driving can cause an accident ultimately causing bodily injury and even death.

Delaware takes inattentive driving very seriously. Legal penalties for reckless, careless, inattentive or negligent driving may include fines and court costs. Delaware Police are on especially high alert for texting while driving during Memorial Day Weekend

Consequences of texting while driving include points on your license. A conviction for such driving charges can raise your insurance premiums, impact your driving privileges, and even affect your ability to get and maintain employment.

If you face charges for Inattentive Driving in Delaware, you should consult with experienced Sussex County Delaware Traffic Violation Lawyers.

Call the Law Offices of Murray, Phillips & Gay at 302-855-9300. Or, click here to email us.

Inattentive Driving Causes

Inattentive or careless driving seems very common in Delaware. Anyone distracted while they drive risks a citation in Delaware. Examples of distracted or negligent driving include operating a vehicle in a careless manner without regard for the road, weather or traffic conditions. You can also be charged for distracted driving if you are holding your cell phone while driving. Even if you are speaking on the phone, using the map, or checking an email, any version of holding your phone while driving risks an arrest. 

If you do not give your undivided attention while driving, you may face careless driving charges. The most common reason for a careless driving charge includes using any type of technological devices such as a BlackBerry, Android, iPod, iPhone, GPS or handheld internet device. Messing with the radio and failing to pay attention to the road can also result in an inattentive driving charge. 

The easiest way to avoid a texting while driving charge or inattentive driving arrest is to put it down! The National “It Can Wait” campaign advocates for teaching teens and adults to put their phone down until they are in a safe location. That text, call, or email can wait. 

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Let Delaware Defense Lawyers Fight For You

Mr. Phillips provides skilled and tenacious criminal defense to his clients. He acknowledges that an Inattentive Driving or texting while driving conviction can have an impact on all areas of your life and does everything in his power to minimize the consequences for you.

We believe in helping you maintain your driving privileges, so you can go to work, school and other necessary destinations.

Contact a Sussex County Delaware Traffic Violations Lawyers

If you have been charged with Inattentive Driving for texting while driving, contact the Law Offices of Murray, Phillips & Gay to protect your rights and driving privileges. Phillips will defend your rights to achieve the most favorable outcome possible and minimize the negative legal, professional and financial consequences.

Please call our office at 302-855-9300. Or you can email us.

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