What is Heat of Passion Manslaughter? What is the Difference between First Degree Murder and Voluntary Manslaughter?
“Heat of passion” voluntary manslaughter in Philadelphia requires the jury to find that at the time of the killing, the defendant acted under a sudden and intense passion resulting from serious provocation. Passion in terms of voluntary manslaughter means anger and terror that is so intense, strong, and high that it prevents the defendant from…
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Why should you consider attorney Lauren Wimmer as your Philadelphia criminal defense attorney? There are countless law firms throughout the Philadelphia area that handle criminal cases. They may claim to be the best or say that they are the most experienced. Choosing a firm or an attorney to represent you is a difficult task. At Wimmer Criminal Defense, we know that you have many choices in criminal defense representation. We ask you to choose us.
Our representation is exactly like our website. Straightforward. We do not make false guarantees or empty promises to our clients. When you face a run-in with the law, you need a reliable, trustworthy criminal defense attorney who gets you the right result. We are the premier Philadelphia criminal defense firm and the ONLY “get out of jail card” you need. By taking on only a few cases each year, we ensure that you are given the undivided attention you deserve from start to finish. Maintaining your freedom by preventing a criminal conviction is of the utmost importance; Wimmer Criminal Defense will work tirelessly to secure the best possible result for your unique case.
Lauren A. Wimmer, Esq.
After years of experience as the judicial law clerk to a judge in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas, Criminal Trial Division (Homicide), Lauren A. Wimmer developed a complete understanding of how the system works, what tactics the prosecuting attorney may use to put you behind bars, and what weaknesses to look for in physical evidence and witness testimony against you. Attorney Lauren Wimmer is a tireless and successful advocate – let her fight for you.
Lauren A. Wimmer earned her law degree from Rutgers University School of Law – Camden, where she was the Managing Articles Editor for the Rutgers Journal of Law & Public Policy, President of the Women’s Law Caucus, and co-chair of the Mary Philbrook Public Interest Awards. During law school, Ms. Wimmer worked as an extern in the United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and as a Legal Services Coordinator for Philadelphia Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts. She was awarded “Best Brief” in the Judge James Hunter III Moot Court Competition and served as the research assistant to Professor J.C. Lore, Director of Trial Advocacy and co-author of one of the country’s leading books on trial advocacy. Upon graduation, Ms. Wimmer earned the National Association of Women Lawyers Award and the Pro Bono Publico Award.
Ms. Wimmer is licensed to practice law in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. She is a member of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML), the Pennsylvania and New Jersey State Bar Associations, the Philadelphia Bar Association, the Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (PACDL), and the Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers of New Jersey (ACDL-NJ).
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