Retain the legal representation of Louisiana mobile phone texting and social media traffic ticket lawyer Paul Massa to save a lot of money.
Most Louisiana texting or social media tickets will cost you anywhere from $1200-$5000 over 3-5 years!
Do not pay your Louisiana texting ticket until after you have contacted Attorney Paul Massa at 504-975-6606 for a free consultation regarding your options.
No points will be reported to DMV, and the ticket will not appear on your driving record.
No court appearance will be required of you.
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2. When I receive your information through my website form, I email message to you an Offer of Legal Representation, how I can help you, and also an immediate FREE legal fee quote for your consideration.
3. If you accept my Legal Representation Offer, by paying the legal fee and sending me a copy of your traffic ticket, then I do all the work representing you before the court. You will not need to appear in court.
4. When your ticket is successfully resolved, I will provide you with the final disposition, court paperwork, and any instructions to follow if there is a fine to pay the court to keep your ticket off your driving record.
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Using a smart phone or mobile device to communicate via texting or other non telephone call functions like: email, instant messages and internet browsing, including a social media website like Facebook while driving in Louisiana can now result in a traffic citation.
This ticket is consdiered a moving violation and can ruin an otherwise good driving record and raise your car insurance rate for years. When ignored entirely, that can be grounds for an arrest during your next traffic stop; inconvenient and expensive to say the least.
Since 1991, clients have been hiring me to represent them in their Louisiana traffic ticket cases. I help them avoid auto insurance premium increases, missed work, and travel expenses since they don't have to go to court themselves.
I go to court for them and obtain lower fines, court costs, and contempt fees in regards to their traffic ticket. My clients Louisiana texting or social media tickets are either DISMISSED, or REDUCED to a NON MOVING VIOLATION which will not appear on the client's driver's license record.
Attorney Paul Massa knows the local court rules and has appeared before the court for many other clients for over 20 years. This now allows him to represent you in the most effective matter, for the most advantageous results possible. His traffic ticket defense experience will benefit you for years to come.
An overview of the new Louisiana texting and social media prohibitions
§300.5. Use of certain wireless telecommunications devices for text messaging and social networking prohibited
A.(1) Except as provided in Subsection B of this Section, no person shall operate any motor vehicle upon any public road or highway of this state while using a wireless telecommunications device to write, send, or read a text-based communication. For purposes of this Section, a person shall not be deemed to be writing, reading, or sending a text message if the person reads, selects, or enters a telephone number or name in a wireless telecommunications device for the purpose of making a telephone call.
(2) No person shall operate any motor vehicle upon any public road or highway of this state while using a wireless telecommunications device to access, read, or post to a social networking site.
(3)(a) "Wireless telecommunications device" means a cellular telephone, a text-messaging device, a personal digital assistant, a stand alone computer, or any other substantially similar wireless device that is readily removable from the vehicle and is used to write, send, or read text or data through manual input. A "wireless telecommunications device" shall not include any device or component that is permanently affixed to a motor vehicle. It does not include citizens band radios, citizens band radio hybrids, commercial two-way radio communication devices, two-way radio transmitters or receivers used by licensees of the Federal Communication Commission in the Amateur Radio Service, or electronic communication devices with a push-to-talk function.
(b) "Write, send, or read a text-based communication" means using a wireless telecommunications device to manually communicate with any person by using a text-based communication referred to as a text message, instant message, or electronic mail.
(c) "Access, read, or post to a social networking site" means using a wireless telecommunications device to access, read, or post on such device to any web-based service that allows individuals to construct a profile within a bounded system, articulate a list of other users with whom they share a connection, and communicate with other members of the site.
B. The provisions of Paragraph (A)(1) of this Section shall not apply to the following:
(1) Any law enforcement officer, firefighter, or operator of an authorized emergency vehicle while engaged in the actual performance of his official duties.
(2) An operator of a moving motor vehicle using a wireless telecommunications device to:
(a) Report illegal activity.
(b) Summon medical or other emergency help.
(c) Prevent injury to a person or property.
(d) Relay information between a transit or for-hire operator and that operator's dispatcher, in which the device is permanently affixed to the vehicle.
(e) Navigate using a global positioning system.
(3) A physician or other health care provider using a wireless telecommunications device to communicate with a hospital, health clinic or the office of the physician, or to otherwise provide for the health care of an individual or medical emergency through a text-based communication.
C.(1) The first violation of the provisions of this Section shall be punishable by a fine of not more than one hundred seventy-five dollars.
(2) Each subsequent violation shall be punishable by a fine of not more than five hundred dollars.
(3) If the person is involved in a crash at the time of violation, then the fine shall be equal to double the amount of the standard fine imposed in this Subsection and the law enforcement officer investigating the crash shall indicate on the written accident form that the person was using a wireless telecommunications device at the time of the crash.
(4) Any violation of this Section shall constitute a moving violation.
Acts 2008, No. 665, §1, eff. July 1, 2008; Acts 2010, No. 203, §1; Acts 2013, No. 62, §1.