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If you held the phone for any period of time a second or longer, then very sorry to say but you will be guilty of using the devise whilst driving. The offence is a strict liability matter, if they have found you using or holding the devise then they have you.
If you touch the devise at any time whist driving that is the offence, you can only really use a phone with bluetooth or hands free voice control to be safe.
If the police have not issued you with a ticket, then you will more than likely receive papers in the post. The offence carries 6 points on the licence.
The reason for a vague answer is simple. Once the paperwork is processed, if they see you have less than six points on your licence, in your case none, then they will issues a fixed penalty for the fine and 6 points for the offence. If it was discovered when processing the paperwork that you already had 6 points or more on your licence, then you would be issed a summons to court, because this offence carries 6 points which added to existing points would make a totter one liable to disqualification. However as you have no points you should receive a fix penalty in the post.
The offence is only a fixed six points. During covid19, far less tickets are being issued face to face but are being processed from the office for safety and to also allow checks on licences, far safer for all.
So really just a case of waiting for the ticket to arrive in the post.
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The papers when they come should either offer a fixed penalty or give you the option to plead guilty. They whole matter can be dealt with paper wise with no court appearance.