Officer said would be a Caution for Distracted Driving but changed to a Ticket because of G2 License. Is this mandatory
However, your daughter is on the equivalent of driving probation. Distracted Driving is treated as a condition/restriction for novice drivers, much like a zero blood and alcohol level.
It's an automatic 30 day suspension for a first offense. This is fairly new as I believe it was enacted in the last year or two. When they increased the penalties for distracted driving, they became especially harsh on novice drivers.
Officers cannot simply overlook or caution for breaking conditions/restrictions. At that point the officers hands are tied and he's got to do what he's got to do.