What types of penalties are there for texting and driving?
St. Paul, MN criminal defense attorney Robert Ambrose talks about the types of penalties someone can get for texting and driving.
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So just texting and driving or using your cell phone, even if it’s the internet or looking at an app, social media or something, that’s a misdemeanor offense oftentimes, sometimes a petty misdemeanor offense. What’s become dangerous over time is when people get in an accident doing that. And that can raise to the level of criminal vehicular operation because you’re being negligent. And that can range from a gross misdemeanor or a felony, depending on the severity of the injury, if you happen to run into somebody and injure them.