By Dallas and Collin Count Criminal Defense Lawyer Jeremy Rosenthal
The Texas legislature recently passed House Bill 242 which made texting while driving illegal in Texas. It would have made violations a Class C misdemeanor, which is the lowest offense level – equivalent to speeding.
On June 17, 2011, Governor Perry vetoed the bill saying the bill was “a government effort to micromanage the behavior of adults.” He did state texting while driving was “reckless and irresponsible.”
*Jeremy Rosenthal is Board Certified in Criminal Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and licensed by the Supreme Court of Texas. Nothing in this article is intended to be legal advice. For legal advice about any specific situation you should contact an attorney directly.