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Scranton DUI Lawyer

Ready to Fight for Your Rights & Freedom

Have you been charged with driving under the influence in Scranton? If you are facing a DUI, you are likely aware that you are in significant legal trouble, even if it is your first offense. In the state of Pennsylvania, charges of this nature are taken very seriously and you could be facing serious penalties if you are convicted.

When facing DUI charges in Scranton or within the surrounding area, the Law Offices of William D. Thompson is here to help. We have seen the serious repercussions of a DUI conviction and understand exactly how much is on the line. Losing your ability to drive is just one of the many consequences you could face, which could lead to an inability to uphold a job or take care of your responsibilities. When you choose our firm to represent you, you can rest assured that we are committed to treating your case with the attention and care it deserves.

Our firm handles the following types of DUI cases:

It is very important that you speak with a Scranton criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible after your arrest. The Law Offices of William D. Thompson always helps advocate for your rights and help you seek a successful outcome. Call us today at (570) 666-1068.

Pennsylvania DUI Laws

In Pennsylvania, you can get arrested for a DUI for driving or being in actual physical control of a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or controlled substances. Being under the influence means being incapable of driving in a safe manner.

However, most DUI arrests are proven through determining a driver’s blood alcohol content (BAC). The legal limit for drivers who are at least 21 years of age is .08 percent, while the threshold for commercial drivers is .04 percent and .02 percent for drivers under 21.

Depending on the nature of the offense, you could face the following consequences if you are convicted:

  • Time in jail

  • Community service

  • Expensive fines

  • Mandatory treatment programs

  • Revocation or suspension of your license

Additionally, a conviction can also lead to a permanent criminal record. After serving your sentence, you could have trouble obtaining employment or professional license, getting accepted into a college or university, or taking advantage of many opportunities that life has to offer.

With your freedom and future on the line, you must hire an experienced criminal defense attorney to help you avoid serving harsh criminal penalties and having a criminal record haunt you for the rest of your life. The Law Offices of William D. Thompson is prepared to give you the personalized and responsive legal representation necessary to get the result and justice you desire.

Scranton Defense Lawyer Fighting DUI Charges

We defend clients against a wide range of DUI charges, including first-offense, second-offense, third-offense, and more serious offenses involving injury or death. If you have been charged with felony DUI or homicide by DUI, you will need a lawyer on your side who is not afraid to fight aggressively for your rights.

At our Lackawanna County firm, we have 15 years of experience and are highly knowledgeable about the different types of defenses which are effective to prevent a conviction. This may include looking into the breathalyzer results, whether you were given your Miranda rights, and whether the law enforcement official had a legal reason to pull you over.

To schedule a consultation, contact the Law Offices of William D. Thompson. We are available for your questions 24/7. Se habla español.

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. ”


  • 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

  • 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. ”