3 Ways Texting and Driving Can Land You in Jail

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Texting and driving can lead to serious accidents. If you are convicted of texting and driving, you may have to serve time in jail. Here are three ways this can potentially happen:

Explicit laws in certain states: Under the Federal law, texting and driving is illegal and comes under the category of distracted driving. In addition, certain states’ laws on texting and driving even specify jail time. If your action of texting and driving causes someone else’s injury, the likelihood of serving time in jail is high.

Negligence: Even if you’re in a state that doesn’t have explicit anti-texting and driving laws, texting and driving can have dreadful consequences that can land you in the jail. If your action of texting and driving led to someone’s death, you will fulfill the negligence element of a vehicular homicide charge. As a result, you will face the consequences of time in jail.

Reckless driving: If your texting and driving didn’t result in a fatality, you could still wind up in jail with a conviction of reckless driving. Reckless driving commonly includes DUI/DWI and texting and driving.

If you’ve been charged with texting and driving, The Rubas Law Offices can help. Our criminal defense attorney Michael J Rubas is experienced in handling criminal cases. He will handle your case efficiently and effectively. To speak to our criminal defense lawyer, call 732-820-4332 in Spring Lake Heights and 201-448-9866 in Jersey City. You can also email Michael@Rubaslawoffices.com.