The ban on texting while driving has quietly come into effect with the new year. It seems most drivers are unaware that law enforcement is now able to pull them over if they are seen operating a motor vehicle and texting. And it's not just texting, making a phone call (manually), using Facebook, Snapchat, Twitter, or just a plain old Google search could cost you a $30 fine for a first offense; a $60 fine for a second offense and a third offense becomes a moving violation that could earn you three points on your driver’s license. Most concerning from a criminal defense lawyer standpoint is the fact that law enforcement now has another reason to pull a driver over. If you have any questions regarding this new law or you have already been pulled over, please call us at 239-332-5501. We can help.