Texting and the evolving New Jersey Law
Last week I had the opportunity to speak with KYW's Dave Madden about the implications of texting someone who is driving after the Kubert v Best decision. Many of the firm's clients and my friends heard the radio interview and were kind enough to let me know they heard me on the radio and share there thoughts with me. I was flattered and amazed a the response I received and the number of people who were interested in the “law of texting”. During many of the conversations I had after the interview, I was asked about the perceived recent development of New Jersey texting law. While the Kubert decision expands tort law for sending a text to a driver in New Jersey, the law surrounding texting is not all that new. On the traffic and/or criminal side of the law texting and driving has been against the law for some time and recently the penalties in New Jersey were increased this summer. Our firm has closely monitored the law of textign in New Jersey on our legal blog. Below is a recap of of posts that relate to texting law in New Jersey. Update: Legislator Moves to Curb Texting Liability September 5, 2013 More On Increased Fines and Penalties for Texting While Driving July 2, 2013 New Tougher Fines, Penalties for Texting While Driving July 2, 2013 Bill to Increase Penalties for Texting While Driving Advances in New Jersey Dec 17, 2012 New Jersey Senator Seeks to Hike Motorist Cell Phone Fines June 12, 2013 Our firm will continue to keep you up to date about texting law, both civil and criminal, in New Jersey. If you or someone you know is facing municipal court charges or you know someone who was injured because of another person's cell phone usage, contact the lawyers at DeMichele & DeMichele online today for a confidential consultation. You can also reach us by telephone at (856) 546-1350.