mobile phones & texting

Using a handheld device, such as a mobile phone, while driving is considered illegal, and can lead to penalties including three points on your licence or a fine. This is because when you are using a device, you may not be paying attention to driving, which can result in an accident. If you have been accused of using a mobile phone while driving, it is important you seek legal advice from a defence solicitor.

At Burton Copeland, we understand the repercussions that penalties can have on your life, which is why we are here to help provide defence for such offences. To speak to one of our experts, contact our Manchester office now on 0161 827 9500, or fill in our contact form and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

what constitutes a mobile phone offence?

Accusations of driving while using a mobile phone include any kind of action that requires interaction. This can include:

  • Sending a text message
  • Making a phone call
  • Accessing the internet

Devices such as laptops, tablets or even satellite navigation systems are also prohibited while driving.

burton copeland: experts in defence

It is often the case that those accused of using a mobile phone or other device while driving also face charges of driving without due care attention or dangerous driving, meaning punishment can be much more severe. Our solicitors will work with you to create a strong case for defence that gives you the best possible chance to reduce penalties or avoid them altogether.

We are contactable 24 hours a day, seven days a week, so whenever you need advice from a lawyer, we will will be there for you. We can also advise on funding by taking a look at your circumstances to see if legal aid is a possibility.

get in touch

If you have been accused of driving while on a mobile phone, contact our Manchester office today to see how our lawyers can help you. You can get in touch by either calling 0161 827 9500 during office hours, or 0161 832 7834 at any other time. If you cannot make it to a phone right now, fill in our online form to let us know you’d like to hear from us.