VC 23123 (a) Driving While Using a Wireless Phone Not Configured for Hands-Free

VC 23123 (a) A person shall not drive a motor vehicle while using a wireless telephone unless that telephone is specifically designed and configured to allow hands-free listening and talking, and is used in that manner while driving.

Cell Phone tickets for violating California Vehicle Code 23123 (a) VC are common tickets issued by local police, sheriffs, and Highway Patrol.  These are good tickets to fight and our attorneys have many ways of beating these.

Cell phone tickets do not have any DMV points?

Cell phone tickets are therefore not helped by going to traffic school?

The fine amount for these tickets is $160-$170.00

Cell phone tickets do not carry DMV points, but because so many accidents are related to the use of cell phones, these tickets typically raise insurance rates by $35 a month = $1,260 over the next three years, the length of time it will be on you driving record.  

The total cost if you just pay your ticket for VC 23123 (a) could be $1,000-$1,300.

This is why you should NOT simply pay the fine for VC 23123 (a) and plead guilty.