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DUI Lawyer Wilkes-Barre

Law Offices of William D. Thompson

Are you looking for an experienced DUI attorney in Wilkes-Barre and the greater Wilkes-Barre area? If you are anticipating a DUI we may be able to help.

William D Thompson handles a variety of legal cases including DUI.

 William D Thompson DUI attorney Wilkes-Barre

Serving clients in Wilkes-Barre PA.

We are effective and aggressive and will work to help you get you the best results, at affordable rates.

If you are involved in a DUI, call our office now! (570) 587-3841 .

Get Professional Legal Advice

If you, or a loved one, are in need of professional legal advice please contact the Law Offices of William D Thompson for a free case evaluation.

Wilkes-Barre, PA DUI Overview

Do You Need a DUI Lawyer?

Every state has some sort of "drunk driving" statute. The term "drunk driving" is in quotes because none of these laws require that you be "drunk" or "intoxicated" to be guilty. All that is required is that your ability to operate a vehicle has been impaired to any extent at all or that your Blood alcohol level exceeds the state limit (which is now .08% in all states). Some states call it DWI (Driving While Intoxicated), but it refers to the same offense. The consequences of DUI differ drastically from state to state and are influenced by your age, blood alcohol limit (BAC), whether you have been arrested for DUI in the past, and whether you caused injury or death during the DUI.

A DUI Lawyer can help...

Assess your legal situation

An experienced DUI Defense lawyer can help you understand what you are up against and the fines you may be required to pay. A DUI lawyer mostly deals with DUI matters and knows the process inside and out – including options that a public defender may not tell you.

Explain the consequences

The consequences of a DUI vary greatly from state to state and a DUI lawyer will be able to explain how those consequences in your state apply to you such as (1) harsher punishments for those arrested with BAC limits over .08, (2) special laws for underage drivers arrested for DUI, (3) possible community service or plea bargaining, (4) overlapping jurisdiction of Courts and your state's motor vehicle licensing department to suspend or revoke your license, and (5) contingent license programs that allow you to use your vehicle to get to and from work.

Manage the process

Dealing with the motor vehicle department can be frustrating and time consuming. A DUI Lawyer can manage the process for you by completing the required forms; making phone calls; scheduling and/or representing you at a Motor Vehicle Department suspension hearing, and making other necessary arrangements.

Represent you in court

An experienced DUI Lawyer knows the ins and outs of the courtroom and may be able to obtain a lesser sentence for you if your situation and state law allows for it.

Don't know if a DUI Lawyer is right for you?
Here are some general guidelines:


Definitely hire a DUI Lawyer if you already have several DUI's and receive another; or if your DUI arrest was the result of an accident or if anyone was injured; or if you are a professional driver whose livelihood depends on keeping your license.


Seriously consider hiring a DUI Lawyer if you've been arrested for a second DUI (in the same or another state) or were arrested with a BAC limit over double the legal limit as harsher penalties may apply.


You might want to hire a DUI Lawyer if you don't understand your rights or DUI laws, what you need to do, or the consequences you face. You also might want legal representation if you are in a profession (or plan to be) that requires bonding or in which any criminal conviction might prevent you from getting or keeping a professional license. If you don't know the requirements, then you need expert advice before handling the case yourself.

Get Skilled Representation.

If you’ve been charged or accused of a criminal offense in Pennsylvania, you need skilled legal representation immediately. Every minute without a skilled lawyer puts your freedom further at risk. Don’t wait – start fighting back right now. Schedule your FREE Consultation with Attorney William D. Thompson. With 20 years of experience in criminal defense, Attorney William D. Thompson is ready to stand up for you to protect your rights and work for the best possible resolution. If you have been arrested for DUI, contact Attorney William D. Thompson immediately for a FREE Consultation at (570) 587-3841.

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Law Offices of William D. Thompson
William D Thompson, Wilkes-Barre, PA
William D Thompson

DUI, Attorney Wilkes-Barre

Our practice understands that most individuals are seeking our services at a difficult and trying time in their life. As such, we make sure that our clients AND their loved ones not only receive zealous representation, but also the communication and support they deserve. Attorney Thompson becomes personally invested in the outsome of each and every case he undertakes.

Areas of Practice:


  • Widener University School of Law, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
  • University of Scranton, Scranton, Pennsylvania
  • Scranton Preparatory School, Scranton, Pennsylvania


  • American Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Lackawanna County Bar Association
  • National Association of Drug Court Professionals
  • Pennsylvania Association of Drug Court Professionals
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL)

Admitted to Practice

  • Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • United States District Court, Middle District of Pennsylvania
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania