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I Was Caught Using My Cell Phone While Driving. Now What?

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What we do know is that in California, drivers are prohibited from using their cell phone while they are behind the wheel, with a few exceptions. What we do not know is what the consequences are if we are caught doing so.

 

    EXCEPTIONS
    A driver may use their cell phone if they are making an emergency call to an emergency service like the police, the fire department, or their medical provider. A driver may also quickly tap or swipe on their mounted phone if, and only if, it is being used as a GPS. Note that the phone must be mounted to the car where it does not interfere with clear visibility.

     

    Using Cell Phone While Driving

    CONSEQUENCES
    A first offense for a driver caught using their phone illegally while driving is $20. Additional offenses will be $50. These are baseline figures though. The actual figure will be a few hundred dollars, after assessments are added. Fortunately for the driver, these offenses are infractions only and will not appear on their driving record.

 

A driver should not be arrested after being pulled over for using their phone while driving. If the situation gets out of hand, the officer may have reason to make an arrest, like for disorderly conduct. In this case, the defendant will have bigger consequences to worry about, such as paying for bail and appearing in court. As far as bail goes, this can be paid with a bail bond from Modesto Bail Bond Store.

For additional information regarding bail bonds, contact Modesto Bail Bond Store online or at 559-674-0444. Consultation with one of our professional bail agents is FREE. They will be able to answer your inquiries. Don’t forget to ask about our no down payment bail bonds and bail bond discounts we offer as well. We are open 24/7 (including holidays), so feel free to contact us at anytime.

For a FREE consultation or if you have any questions regarding bail bonds, call Modesto Bail Bond Store at 559-674-0444 or Chat With Us now.

What Not to do When You Are Getting a Bail Bond

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When you apply for a bail bond, you want to make sure that all the information you have is 100% correct and accurate. You want to have all of this information ready. If something is missing or you have the wrong info, it can prolong the bail bond process, or it can jeopardize your freedom if the mistake is caught after you have been released.

Here is what not to do when you are getting a bail bond:

  • Do not provide incorrect contact information for yourself.
  • Do not provide incorrect contact information for your co-signer.
  • Do not travel while out on bail without notifying the bail bond company and court first. Make sure you are actually allowed to travel while out on bail.
  • Do not get arrested, while out on bail.
  • Do not treat your co-signer poorly or lose their respect/ trust. They can withdraw their name from your bail bond at any time, and if so, you will be taken back into custody.
  • Do not violate any court-mandated curfews, restraining orders, or travel limitations. Additionally, do not miss any court-mandated treatment or rehab programs, or volunteer activity.
  • Do not skip bail and court.

The rules for your bail bond are simple. Your Modesto Bail Bond Store bail agent will help keep you on track so that this whole situation can be dealt with as quickly as possible. In addition, make sure to surround yourself with positive, supportive family members and friends.

Modesto Bail Bond Store can be reached online and at 559-674-0444. Consultations are free.