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Rubin Italia discusses new mobile phone driving penalties (ABN Radio) (15 March 2017)

Date: 15/03/2017


Duncan Lewis, Main Solicitors, Rubin Italia discusses new mobile phone driving penalties (ABN Radio)

Rubin was invited on to ABN to clarify the changes in legislation regrading drivers using their mobile phones. He clarified that it is not the law that had changed, but the punishment for breaking said laws have become more severe.

He then went to explain different scenarios where you might think you are not 'using' your mobile phone, but may still be penalised, for example when a mobile phone is in a cradle and being used as a sat nav.

To hear the full interview please see below:



Director & Solicitor Advocate, Rubin specialises in criminal defence work in a broad range of offences from minor road traffic cases to murder, rape, extradition and serious complex crime, including large-scale drug conspiracies and complex immigration-related crimes.

Rubin has a significant practice defending clients with mental health problems with insanity defence cases; he continues to represent a number of clients at Broadmoor. His fraud practice includes defending cases investigated and prosecuted by the National Crime Agency (previously SOCA), HMRC, the Serious Fraud Office, UK Borders Agency, Economic Crime Units, the DWP, local authorities and Trading Standards. He has a niche focus in immigration related fraud, ‘cuckoo smurfing’ money laundering cases, high-value confiscation proceedings and benefit/tax fraud defence work. Rubin deals with full range of criminal offences from police station representation up to Crown Court trials, appeals and judicial review. Rubin has been recognised by Chambers UK as a Leader in his field.


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