We have seen a large increase in cell phone violations in New York. Many in Clarkstown, Ramapo, Suffern and some other larger towns. You should note that if you send the ticket in with a guilty plea, you will accrue 5 points on your license. Additionally, and more importantly, the conviction is now classified as a “serious driving offense”, which can result in enhanced penalties as well as a LONG TERM negative impact on your license. Simply handling the phone to check the time is considered a violation. DO NOT PAY YOUR CELL PHONE VIOLATIONS without calling us to discuss your options. We can appear in court on your behalf as well. No need to take time off of work.