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Facing Assault Charges? Contact Our Attorney Immediately

Scranton Assault Defense Lawyer

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If you have been charged with a serious crime such as assault, you face a stressful and frightening ordeal. Any type of criminal charges can be overwhelming, especially when you have been made aware of the possible consequences of conviction.

If you or your loved one is facing a stressful issue, it is time to contact a Scranton criminal defense lawyer to defend you. This type of case can be very complex and confusing, especially if you consider how many accounts of the incident there might be.

Our attorney and legal team at the Law Offices of William D. Thompson are prepared to offer you an effective legal defense. Contact us today. Se habla español.

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Although they are often used together, assault and battery are not the same thing. You can be charged with both crimes or just one depending on the incident which allegedly occurred. The specific details of how the crime was allegedly committed directly affect the consequences you could be facing if you are found guilty.

If you are convicted for an assault charge, you could face the following types of consequences:

  • A significant fine
  • Time in county jail
  • Loss of privileges
  • Permanent criminal record

It is important to understand that time is of the essence and the sooner you take legal action, the better. For example, if you were found attacking another individual in self defense and were arrested and charged, it may be difficult to find witnesses who are willing to testify. A skilled and experienced criminal defense lawyer from our team can take the time to gather all of the necessary evidence to build a defense strategy for your case.

Our legal team is available 24/7 to answer your questions and we can provide you with an appointment after hours, including evenings and weekends. To discuss the details of your situation with an experienced lawyer, please contact our Scranton criminal defense team at (570) 666-1068.

Recent Reviews From Previous Clients

  • We would definitely recommend him to friends!

    “We were referred to Bill by a lawyer who had previously help us with some real estate issues when we were looking for a criminal lawyer. From the first call, Bill was great with communication and keeping us update with information. He explained everything very clearly from the worst case scenario to the most realistic. He made sure every question was answered and did the research when necessary. Overall, Bill took what could have been a huge mess in multiple counties and helped us get a fair and reasonable resolution for everything. Honestly, we hope we never have to call Bill again, but we would definitely recommend him to friends. ”

    Former Client

  • I highly recommend him to others and I will continue to do so!

    “I met Mr. Thompson about 4 years ago. I was on probation at the time and I hired him in June 2011 for a reduction of my sentence. (I was sentenced in 2008 for 5 1/2 years Probation, among other things. Mr. Thompson was not my lawyer at the time ) After hiring Mr. Thompson he had a hearing set up with the Judge in October 2011, however I was violated before my court date. He immediately came to speak with me the day I was incarcerated in September of 2011. He kept me up to date with information regarding my case regularly. If I had questions he was able to answer them. For example I was on a certain block while incarcerated. He was able to answer my question. He was also in communication with my mother during that time to keep her up to date as well. He was reasonably priced in comparison to my previous lawyer. He managed to have my sentence reduced by a year and a half with a violation and I was out of jail in 43 days. I have used him in other situations regarding the law after being out of jail in November 2011 and I would use him again. I highly recommend him to others and I will continue to do so. ”

    Maura

  • I just wanted to say thanks for doing such a good job handling my case. You are the best Billy. I highly recommend him to anyone who needs a lawyer.

    “I just wanted to say thanks for doing such a good job handling my case. Every other lawyer I talked to told me that I was getting 5 years for my second DUI and you got me six months [probation]. You are the best Billy. I highly recommend him to anyone who needs a lawyer. ”

    Bob

  • I'd just like to thank him and I would recommend him to any friends or family member. So thank you Bill for everything you managed to do for me, I appreciate it more then I can put into words.

    “I'd just like to thank him and I would recommend him to any friends or family member. So thank you Bill for everything you managed to do for me, I appreciate it more then I can put into words. ”

  • Bill was successful in providing us with a great outcome.

    “We were referred to Bill by a senior member of law enforcement. As a parent, your worst nightmare is receiving a call that one of your children had found themselves in a situation that could have serious criminal ramifications. Bill was quite willing to accept our case, and immediately set about the task of learning and examining the facts, then having a detailed conversation with us as a group, and independently with our child. Bill walked us through all the implications of his actions, and outlined best and worst case scenarios so that we would be adequately armed with as much information as possible. A lot of that may seem standard fare for some attorney’s, but where Bill absolutely stood apart was the way he engaged us as a family. Granted, we do not have a lot of experience working with attorney’s, but the experience of working with Bill was in large part contradictory to the stereotype. He gave us the feeling that he genuinely cared about our child’s well-being, and we walked away from our initial meeting with an assured feeling that he would do whatever it took to provide us with the best possible outcome. This was a traumatic experience for our child, but through it all, he actually looked up to Bill as not just his attorney, but somewhat of a mentor. This speaks volumes to Bill’s ability to effectively communicate with us, and the level of transparency into the process that he provided. Bill was successful in providing us with a great outcome, and we are extremely grateful for his dedication to the case and his brilliance in the execution of it. We would 100% recommend Bill with no reservations whatsoever. ”

    Former Client