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Is listening my cell phone GPS while I am driving illegal in California? If the battery of the phone is dead and I'm holding

Sunnyvale, CA |
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is listening to the direction my cell phone GPS while I am driving illegal in California? If the battery of the phone is dead and I'm holding on my ear (I proof it to the officer), is it still violation the CA law?

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California is a hands free state with respect to cell phones and texting. The other areas are essentially grey areas and are treated differently by courts. The fact is you were holding the phone -which is what the officer observed- which got you cited. Whether you can prove otherwise is the question should you decide to fight this non point moving violation.

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