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Fairfax County Traffic Court Texting Message Virginia Lawyer Violation Code 46.2-1078.1

Fairfax County Traffic Court Texting

Below is a sample case of a traffic violation in Virginia as interpreted by a lawyer in our firm.

Have you been charged for texting while driving in Virginia and need a lawyer to defend you?

Under Va. Code Ann. § 46.2-1078.1.

“A.  It is unlawful for any person to operate a moving motor vehicle on the highways in the Commonwealth while using any handheld personal communications device to:

1. Manually enter multiple letters or text in the device as a means of communicating with another person; or 2. Read any email or text message transmitted to the device or stored within the device, provided that this prohibition shall not apply to any name or number stored within the device nor to any caller identification information….

C. A violation of this section is a traffic infraction punishable, for a first offense, by a fine of $125 and, for a second or subsequent offense, by a fine of $250.”

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Fairfax County Traffic Court Texting Message Virginia Lawyer Violation Code 46.2-1078.1
Fairfax County Traffic Court Texting Message Virginia Lawyer Violation Code 46.2-1078.1

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Our law firm has the necessary experience to assist you with this matter.  We will do our absolute best to help you get the best result possible based on the facts of your case.

Days v. Commonwealth

Facts:

The police officer stopped Defendant’s vehicle in Fairfax County, believing that the swerving resulted from Defendant texting while he was driving.  After stopping Defendant’s vehicle, the police officer determined that Defendant was driving under the influence of alcohol and charged him with that offense, as well as using a handheld device (texting) while driving in violation of Va. Code Ann. § 46.2-1078.1.

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Holdings:

The Virginia Court made the following holding:
  • It is unlawful for any person to operate a moving motor vehicle on the highways in the Commonwealth while using any handheld personal communications device to: Manually enter multiple letters or text in the device as a means of communicating with another person; or Read any email or text message transmitted to the device or stored within the device, provided that this prohibition shall not apply to any name or number stored within the device nor to any caller identification information.

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Contact our law firm today to speak with a lawyer about your traffic ticket.  An attorney from our firm will do his best to help you.

Our law firm has the necessary experience to assist you with this matter.  We will do our absolute best to help you get the best result possible based on the facts of your case.

Fairfax Court House Detail:

Fairfax Circuit Court

4110 Chain Bridge Road,
Fairfax, VA 22030.

Fairfax County General District Court

4110 Chain Bridge Road,
Fairfax, VA 22030.

Fairfax County Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court

4110 Chain Bridge Road,
Fairfax, VA 22030-4020.

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Disclaimer:

These summaries are provided by the SRIS Law Group. They represent the firm’s unofficial views of the Justices’ opinions. The original opinions should be consulted for their authoritative content.

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