March 18, 2008 By Wallin & Klarich

Effective July 1, 2008, minors (i.e., persons under age 18) in California will not be permitted to use any cellular telephone or other “mobile service device” such as a laptop computer, or text messaging device while driving a motor vehicle.

Under the law, a minor may not use a cellular telephone while driving, even if the telephone is equipped with a “hands-free” device. Violation of the law is an infraction punishable by a fine of $20 as a first offense and $50 for subsequent violations. The law provides that an officer may not stop a motor vehicle solely to determine whether the driver is in violation of this law. The law also contains an exception for certain commercial vehicles, and, additionally, a minor may use a cellular telephone in an emergency, such as to contact law enforcement or a health care provider.

Contact Us
  •   17592 Irvine Blvd,
      Tustin, CA 92780
  •   (714) 730-5300
  •   (888) 280-6839
SCHEDULE YOUR free consultation

If you or a loved one have been accused of a crime, this is the time to contact us.

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Copyright © 2024 Wallin & Klarich - All rights reserved

California Criminal Defense Lawyer Disclaimer: The legal information presented at this site should not be construed to be formal legal advice, nor should it be considered the formation of a lawyer or attorney-client relationship. Any case results presented on the site are based upon the facts of a particular case and do not represent a promise or guarantee. The contents of this website may contain legal advertising. If you would like to find out more information about your particular legal matter, contact our office for a free telephonic consultation. This web site is not intended to solicit clients for matters outside of the state of California.