The hand-held wireless communication device charge covers any touching, holding, or using a hand-held wireless communication device (cell phone or tablet), for any reason other than to call 911, at any time while on the road in your vehicle—this includes while stopped at a red light.
The hand-held electronic entertainment device charge covers the same thing as the hand-held charge, but applies to entertainment devices such as MP3 or DVD player, television, or computer.
The penalties for a hand-held or entertainment device charge in Ontario are as follows:
- Three demerit points
- A fine of up to $1000
- A novice driver’s licence suspension
How can X-Copper help you fight a hand-held or entertainment device charge?
Every hand-held or entertainment device case that is handled by X-Copper is thoroughly examined by our professional legal team. By ordering and reviewing disclosure (police officer’s evidence) prior to attending court on your behalf, we can make an informed decision about your best interest as a driver. This ensures that our legal professionals are overly prepared to represent your case before the courts.