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Veteran's Court Program in Scranton

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If you are a veteran who has been charged with a crime, it is important that you reach out to an attorney who is experienced at defending clients in your specific situation. You cannot afford to have anything less than the most professional and competent defense on your side when you find yourself in legal trouble.

It is important to explore all of your legal options after you have been arrested or charged, regardless of the exact circumstances of the alleged crime. If you choose to hire the Law Offices of William D. Thompson we can determine whether you qualify for the Veteran's Court Program.

Discuss your situation with our Scranton criminal defense attorney today when you call our firm at (570) 666-1068. Se habla español.

What Is the Veterans Court Program?

Although the law does take crimes committed by veterans seriously, there is consideration made for individuals who are suffering from underlying conditions such as PTSD. As a participant of this program, instead of being jailed the veteran in question will receive treatment and support from the Veteran's Administration.

This program is supervised by veteran mentors and probation officers who provide reliable guidance and help veterans get back on the right track. There are certain factors which will have to be proven by a Scranton criminal defense attorney, such as that PTSD or mental illness was involved.

A few examples of crimes for which we may use this defense include:

  • DUI
  • Property crimes
  • Public intoxication
  • Indecent exposure

Skilled Pennsylvania Criminal Offense Lawyer

As a veteran, if you have been charged with a crime due to mental illness, co-occurring disorders, or an addiction, you may be eligible. The Veteran's Court is unique in that it sets out to meet the needs of veterans who have committed non-felonies or non-violent crimes as a result of combat-related disorders or substance abuse problems.

Reach out to us today at (570) 666-1068 to discuss your case.

Recent Reviews From Previous Clients

  • 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

  • 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'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. ”

  • 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

  • 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