Inquiry: Hello, I received a ticket today for handheld communication. I have a unique situation, which is embarrassing to even explain. I actually keep my cell phone on speaker phone in between my cleavage. I hold the phone down with the palm of my hand to keep it from going down my shirt. An officer was driving beside me for some time. I knew he was there and had no idea that having my hand pressed against my chest was “illegal” in any way, otherwise I would have simply taken my hand off the phone. He pulled me over and gave me a ticket for having it in my hand (although technically it wasn’t in my hand). He could have given me a warning in this case since I clearly had no idea this was at all a crime, and my eyes were NEVER off the road. A cop would never have given me a ticket for driving without both hands on the wheel (which I, and thousands of people do everyday) so why should I get a ticket for this? What are my options in this unique situation?
Response: The options available at this point are to either plead guilty to the offence or to contest the charge at court. If your hope is to have the charge thrown out at court, seeking legal representation will generally give you the best understanding of your available defences and chance at successfully defending the matter at court. If you would like to discuss your case in more detail, we offer a no-cost initial review of cases via our toll-free number 1-866-801-8299..