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Selling Controlled Substances in Scranton

Arrested? Hire a Trusted Scranton Drug Crime Attorney

If you’ve been arrested for the selling of a controlled substance, you can expect little leniency from the legal system – drug crimes often carry some of the harshest punishments, and you should not hesitate to put a fierce litigator on your side to protect your rights and liberties.

At the Law Offices of William D. Thompson, our attorney has successfully defended clients throughout Lackawanna County. When your future is hanging in the balance, your choice in defense can significantly impact the outcome of your case. Our Scranton criminal defense lawyer is available 24/7 to advocate on your behalf.

Put us on your side of the courtroom! Call the Law Offices of William D. Thompson at (570) 666-1068 today.

Penalties for Drug Sales

Pennsylvania’s drug laws classifies not only well-known drugs as controlled dangerous substances (CDS), but also the materials used to manufacture the drugs. These compounds and drugs are divided into five “Schedules.” Schedule I consists of drugs that have a high abuse and addiction rate, while Schedule V drugs consists of drugs that, while dangerous, do not pose imminent threat.

If convicted for selling CDS, penalties can include:

  • First offense: Up to one year in jail and fines of up to $5,000
  • Subsequent offense: Up to three years in prison and $250,000 in fines
  • If the offense involves amphetamine or methamphetamine: Up to two years in prison
  • If the offense involves GHB: Up to $250,000 or 15 years in prison

Let Us Stand By You

Your choice in representation has never been more important than when you’re facing serious criminal charges. In a system that can feel rather isolating, you can trust that you will never feel alone with our firm by your side. Our Scranton drug crime attorney takes the time to get to know you, your story, and your goals.

We’re ready to hear from you! Contact the Law Offices of William D. Thompson today.

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 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 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'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