Current with legislation from 2023 effective through April 13, 2023.
Section 27-51-1607 - [Effective 90 days after sine die adjournment] Penalties and public service work(a)(1) A violation of this subchapter is punishable by a fine of not less than twenty-five dollars ($25.00) nor more than two hundred fifty dollars ($250) for the first offense.(2) Each subsequent violation of this subchapter is punishable by a fine of not less than fifty dollars ($50.00) nor more than five hundred dollars ($500).(b)(1) If a person pleads guilty or nolo contendere to a violation of this subchapter or the finder of fact determines that the person was involved in a collision or accident while in violation of this subchapter, a court shall, in addition to any other sentence, assess an additional fine of double the amount of the standard fine imposed under subdivisions (a)(1) and (2) of this section.(2) If the collision or accident under subdivision (b)(1) of this section results in serious physical injury or death of another person, the person is upon conviction guilty of a Class A misdemeanor.(3) The law enforcement officer investigating the collision or accident shall indicate on the written accident form that the driver of the motor vehicle was using a wireless telecommunications device at the time of the collision or accident.(c) In addition to the penalties assessed under this section, the court may order the performance of public work service in the amount of one hundred (100) hours or less.Amended by Act 2023, No. 445,§ 6, eff. 90 days after sine die adjournment.Added by Act 2019, No. 738,§ 7, eff. 7/24/2019.Act 2023, No. 445provides this act shall be known and may be cited as "Ashton's and Abbie's Law".This section is set out more than once due to postponed, multiple, or conflicting amendments.