Lackawanna County DUI Lawyer

Criminal Defense

When you are questioned, investigated, arrested, charged with a DUI, it can feel as though you have already been convicted and found guilty. Law enforcement and prosecutors are hard at work developing a case against you, and you need to retain aggressive defense counsel quickly to protect your rights.

Do not wait to discuss your case with an experienced DUI and Criminal Defense Attorney. I, Stephanie L. Tigue, a former prosecutor, can help.

Driving Under the Influence is a serious criminal offense. A DUI conviction in Pennsylvania can result in restrictive punishment, such as House Arrest or Incarceration (Jail), steep fines, revocation or suspension of your driver’s license. The severity of your sentence depends on the number of prior offenses, as well as the blood alcohol content (BAC) First time offenders may be eligible for the Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition (ARD) Program, and can have their charges expunged upon successful completion.

An experienced DUI attorney can dramatically affect the outcome of your case.

Lasting Solutions

A criminal arrest doesn't have to mean a life sentence. In many cases, this involves addressing the underlying causes of the arrest. Fortunately, Pennsylvania has made a positive shift from strict discipline to more rehabilitative measures that help the accused return to a stable and positive life outside of the criminal justice system.

There are a number of treatment court options such as drug court, DUI court, veteran's court or mental health court, if eligible, where the individual's unique circumstances are considered and alternative sentencing options that include treatment programs can be used. If eligible, ARD allows a first-time offender to have his or her record expunged.

You deserve to have your voice heard. As your lawyer, I will be here to make sure that happens. Contact my office, Tigue Law Firm, in Scranton, Pennsylvania, to schedule a free initial consultation. I can be reached online or by telephone at 570-908-5759 to discuss your case.