David Beckham was hit with a 6 month driving ban this week after pleading guilty to using his mobile phone while driving. He was photographed by a member of the public holding his phone whilst driving in slow moving traffic on 21 November last year.
In the UK, those found guilty of using their mobile phone while driving are subject to six points on their driving licence and a £200 fine. For those who have passed their test within the last 2 years, this can be especially detrimental as it will result in your licence being revoked. David Beckham had been driving for longer than this, however he already gained a previous 6 points within the last 3 years for speeding matters and so faces a 6 month ban.
If you are facing a charge of driving while using a mobile phone, it can be beneficial to seek legal advice, particularly if you already have points on your driving licence, to avoid similar consequences. Our specialist team can be contacted on 0333 060 5725 for advice.