Mobile Phone Offence codes: CU80
At Keep Your Licence, we deal with accept instructions from a great many clients who have allegedly committed a mobile phone offence. It’s an offence to use a mobile whilst driving a motor vehicle/drive with a mobile phone in use.
Laws passed in March 2017 means this offence now carries a fine of up to £1,000 and six points on your licence. Drivers of buses or goods vehicles could get a maximum fine of £2,500. For further information regarding these changes in law please feel free to contact the Keep Your Licence team on 0800 012 6039 or visit the GOV.UK website.
You must be shown to have been using the mobile phone whilst driving, not just holding a non-operative telephone. Using the phone includes any telecommunications activity, not just sending or receiving a call.
It will often assist you to be able to adduce your mobile telephone records as evidence to show that you were not using your mobile telephone at the time of the alleged offence. This can rebut any mistake that a police officer might have made in bringing the allegation in the first place!
As with all road traffic offences, there are often defences open to you. We have repeatedly successfully defended these types of claim by cross examining police officers on the basis that they had made a mistake when alleging that the driver was using his mobile telephone whilst driving. Such cross examination is often aided by data from the client’s mobile telephone relating to the time of the alleged mobile phone offence. Please don’t accept a fixed penalty if you are not guilty. We can help.
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COMMENT FROM A PREVIOUS CLIENT OF KEEP YOUR LICENCE:
“I just wanted to thank you for the incredible job you did to bring this matter to a close. I can’t imagine the time and effort it takes to plan for a trial. All I can say is thank you for your utmost professionalism and consistent unflappable manner you showed me.”
MR PB (wishes to remain anonymous)
If, as a consequence of being accused of this type of offence, you belive you may be a ‘totter’ on 12 or more penalty points, then you face a minimum disqualification from driving of 6 months. There is an exemption to this rule. You can avoid disqualification for driving if you can demonstrate ‘exceptional hardship’.To see what we can do to help you if you are in this situation, please click here.
Call Keep Your Licence on: 0800 0126039 for free advice or fill out an enquiry form for speedy assistance.