Experienced DUI And Traffic Ticket Defense From A Former Prosecutor
If you’ve been accused of impaired driving or a lesser driving offense in the Scranton area, Tigue Law is the firm to call for experienced defense representation. I am firm founder Stephanie L. Tigue, a former prosecutor who spent more than six years in the Lackawanna County District Attorney’s office. I understand how the commonwealth builds criminal cases, and I use this inside knowledge to protect your rights and safeguard your freedom.
Building a strong defense starts with an accurate assessment of the problem. No matter the charges you are facing, you can contact my firm to discuss them during a free initial consultation.
Don’t Underestimate The Seriousness Of A Drunk Driving Charge
Driving under the influence (DUI) is an offense that comes with the risk of significant criminal and non-criminal consequences. Even a first offense with a blood alcohol content (BAC) in the “general impairment” range can result in fines, probation, mandatory DUI classes, and, in some cases, court-ordered drug and alcohol treatment. With an increase in BAC or subsequent offenses, the criminal consequences can grow dramatically.
This is in addition to the consequences that come with having a charge or conviction on your record. You may lose your job or suffer public embarrassment. Your insurance premiums will likely go up. A criminal record also can make it more difficult to find employment or housing.
In short, you need to respond decisively to these charges with the help of an experienced attorney. When you contact my office, I can assess your case and explain your legal options for contesting the charges and minimizing the damage they cause.
Let Me Help You Resolve Your Traffic Tickets And Driving Offenses
I can help you contest or otherwise resolve a wide range of traffic citations and offenses, including those related to:
- Speeding in a work zone
- Failure to obey a traffic light or sign
- Careless driving
- Passing a stopped school bus with its “stop” arms displayed
- Leaving the scene of an accident
- Driving with a suspended license
- Following too closely (tailgating)
Most people assume that fighting a traffic ticket isn’t worth the time or money. But consider the fact that paying a fine is the same as pleading guilty. It is a conviction on your record, resulting in points on your license. If you accumulate enough points, your license could be suspended.
Traffic offenses are also a convenient reason for your insurer to increase your auto insurance premiums. These long-term costs are often higher than what it would cost to hire an attorney to help you preserve a clean driving record.
Discuss Your Case With An Attorney For Free
Tigue Law serves clients in Lackawanna and Luzerne counties and surrounding areas, and I offer free initial consultations to all prospective clients. To schedule yours, call me at 570-908-5759 or message me online.