I was slowing down in a residential district and when my phone went off so I held it to my side and glanced at it attempting to turn it off and while keeping one eye on the road. A cop came from around the corner and pulled me over
If it is a 3rd offense there are points and suspension. Otherwise just fines.
For a first or second offense it's just a fine. Third or subsequent 3 points and possible loss of license. You may want to talk to an attorney if you are interested in trying the case.
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In order to properly answer your question we would need to know the exact statute number you were charged with because distracted driving can go under a few different statutes.
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