A violation of the law is a Class C misdemeanor which will result in a fine of $50 plus no more than $10 in court costs for a first-time offender. The penalties increase for subsequent violations. The fine jumps to $100 for a third offense or if the use of a cellphone results in a wreck. If the violation occurs in a work zone when workers are present or in a school zone when warning flashers are on you can expect to pay a $200 fine.