Citations for Distracted Driving on the Rise in Maryland

Rockville, Gaithersburg, Silver Spring & Wheaton, Maryland

Distracted DrivingBefore October of 2013, police could only cite a driver for using a mobile device if he or she was pulled over for another offense. However, since becoming a primary offense late last year, traffic violations for driving while using a mobile device alone have skyrocketed.

In 2012, there were 2,598 distracted driving citations issued by state police. From October of 2013, when the new law went into effect, through May 1st, 2014, that number has more than doubled – reaching a total of 6,747.

If you are cited for distracted driving in Maryland, you need an experienced traffic violation defense attorney on your side. Rockville criminal defense attorney Leon Geller would be happy to meet with you free of charge to discuss your charges and help you determine the best course of action.

Challenging Distracted Driving Charges

The best way to beat a traffic citation such as driving while using a cellphone is to challenge the ticket in court. Remember, a citation is not a guilty verdict. You are entitled to the opportunity to challenge your ticket and have it dismissed.

If you have been cited for distracted driving in Rockville, Gaithersburg, or surrounding areas of Maryland, please contact The Law Offices of Leon Geller online or by calling (301) 309-8001 to discuss your case with our experienced traffic violation defense attorney.