Meth Possession in Philadelphia
9/1/2021Possession of methamphetamine is a serious crime that can result in significant legal and collateral consequences. In fact, you can go to jail even after your first offense. After a conviction, you may also experience significant personal and professional problems. Fortunately, you can protect your rights and your future by retaining an experienced Philadelphia criminal defense lawyer as soon as you can. An attorney can review your case and determine whether any legal defenses apply. In addition, a lawyer can work to negotiate a favorable plea bargain if you choose to pursue one. All Meth Convictions Carry Possible Jail Sentences Crystal methamphetamine is a Schedule II substance under the Controlled Substance Act. Even though first-time possession of small amounts of meth seems like a minor offense, jail time is still a possibility even if you are not charged with distribution or manufacturing. If you are charged with possession under two grams of meth, the punishment for this mi
Can you Trust Internal Investigations of Police in Philadelphia?
7/22/2021As the face and backbone of law enforcement, police in Philadelphia are given immense powers to carry out their duties and responsibilities. Police powers include the authority to arrest and search your person and your property after arrest. Where circumstances warrant, police even have the authority to use deadly force against you. Following the orders of a police officer is something many of us learn from childhood and apply throughout the rest of our lives. That deference presumes that people in positions of power like police officers will use their immense powers appropriately. As has been documented over the years, however, abuse or misuse of police powers by some officers continues to be a problem that at times causes nationwide protests. The abuse or misuse of police powers is caused by several fa
Philadelphia PWID Drug Lawyer
6/22/2021What is Possession with the Intent to Deliver? If you are arrested for selling drugs in Philadelphia, you may be charged with Possession with the Intent to Deliver. This criminal charge is also known as PWID. It means that you are alleged to have sold drugs. A criminal defense lawyer with experience fighting drug charges is critical to winning your case. Philadelphia drug lawyer Lauren Wimmer has beaten tons of cases where her clients are charged with PWID or simple drug possession. Let Wimmer Criminal Defense Law fight for you. When Can I be Charged with PWID? If police observe what they think is a hand-to-hand drug sale, you can be charged with PWID even if no drugs are found on you. Philadelphia Police often set up surveillance on blocks known for drug trafficking. They will then wait and arrest the person who purchased the drugs
Pennsylvania Drug Convictions
5/25/2021A drug conviction can result in significant immediate legal penalties as well as consequences that may not materialize for months or even years. The immediate consequences of a drug conviction often include a term of imprisonment, hefty fines, and a criminal record that can follow you for the rest of your life. The long-term consequences of a drug conviction - also known as collateral consequences - often include a negative impact on your ability to find employment, take out federal loans, attend school, locate housing, and other potential issues. If you’re facing drug-related charges in Philadelphia, you need a skilled criminal defense attorney like Lauren A. Wimmer to protect your rights. Hiring an experienced drug defe
Philadelphia DUI Lawyer
5/17/2021Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, also known as DUI, is a serious offense that can impact every aspect of your life. A conviction can result in a license suspension, hefty fines, and may affect your ability to get certain jobs. When you've been charged with a DUI, you should contact a DUI defense lawyer right away to increase your chances of getting the DUI charged dropped or lessened. A DUI lawyer can examine your arrest and possibly find issues that would lead to you winning your case. Before you hire a lawyer to defend you in a DUI case, there are several questions you should ask him or her to determine if the attorney is a good match for you and your needs. What is Your Experience in Fighting DUI Cha
Is Teen Sexting Child Pornography?
5/10/2021With the proliferation of digital cameras and the ability to share photographs in an instant, many people – including teenagers – have started sharing images of themselves with others as part of courtship or dating. When teens share images of themselves with others, are they engaging in the creation and distribution of child pornography? As is often the case with legal questions, the answer is that "it depends." Many states, including Pennsylvania, have carved out exceptions for teen sexting. Furthermore, while teen sexting may be illegal under federal law in some cases, it seems that federal prosecutors are using their discretion in determining whether deciding whether to pursue serious child pornography charges against teenage sweethearts. Child Pornography Laws Possessing, producing, and/or distributing c
Hiring A Philadelphia Criminal Defense Lawyer
4/21/2021A criminal defense lawyer specializes in criminal law and fighting for your freedom while also protecting your constitutional rights when you are accused of a crime. They help you to understand the legal process while working to get your case dismissed, an acquittal at trial, or a favorable plea bargain. Hiring a criminal defense lawyer is one of the most important things you can do when you are accused of a crime. Hiring a knowledgeable lawyer with experience winning criminal cases in a courtroom can result in your freedom or receiving a reduced sentence. Criminal defense lawyer Lauren Wimmer has extensive experience in the courtroom defending those who have been charged with misdemeanors and felonies. She has years of experience in the criminal justice system and will work to get charges reduced, block evidence, keep you out of jail while awaiting trial, and beat your case.
Philadelphia Assault Lawyer – The Rape Shield Law
4/12/2021When a person is charged with offenses involving allegations of a sexual assault or rape, the criminal defense attorney or the prosecutor representing the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania may attempt to introduce testimony concerning previous sexual assaults of the victim. This is when the Rape Shield Law comes into play. What is the Rape Shield Law? The Rape Shield Law was enacted to prevent the introduction of evidence that presents an unwarranted connection between the victims reputation for chastity (meaning refraining from sexual intercourse) and sexual activity. Prior sexual conduct is often irrelevant to a subsequent assault. You often see this evidence in cases involving prostitution or solicitation, where there is evidence that the victim acted promiscuously or placed herself in a situation where an assault could be anticipated. The statute
Philadelphia Juvenile Criminal Defense Attorney
3/15/2021When a juvenile, or someone under the age of 18, is charged with a crime, the emotional impact upon the families of the minor can be devastating. Parents may feel they are no longer able to raise their children without the Juvenile Justice System invading their privacy and parental rights. Additionally, parents and children face the very real possibility that the minor could be removed from the home and placed in a delinquency center. Having a juvenile criminal record may also impact the minor's future when applying for colleges and jobs. If a juvenile is arrested in Philadelphia, they have the exact same rights as an adult has at the time of arrest. The juvenile has the right to a lawyer, to remain silent, to notice of the charges, and, if the case proceeds to trial, to confront and cross-examine the witnesses in front of the judge. Police cannot speak to the juvenile without permission from their guardian. If
Philadelphia Nebbia Order
3/8/2021What is a Nebbia Order? A Nebbia Order is a condition on bail that requires the person posting bail to show where the funds used to post bail are coming from. Even if you have the funds to pay, the Nebbia order can only be removed if the judge agrees that the funds are legitimate. Philadelphia criminal defense lawyer Lauren Wimmer has filed dozens of motions to lift Nebbia orders. These motions have allowed her clients to fight their case from the street. If you or your loved one are awaiting trial in jail because the court imposed a Nebbia order, contact us today to get the Nebbia order removed. Why is there a Nebbia Order? Nebbia orders are not common to most criminal charges. If you are confused about why a Nebbia order was imposed, here is the short answer. The court is concerned that you will