Post-Conviction Options in Philadelphia
9/18/2019The moment that you receive a guilty verdict can be devastating. After weeks and months of worry, it is overwhelming to face the prospect of sentencing and, perhaps, prison. It’s especially disheartening when you believe that there were serious errors in your trial that, if corrected, would lead to a very different result. Thankfully, you still have options even if you’ve been convicted of a criminal offense. Philadelphia criminal defense attorney Lauren Wimmer will work with you every step of the way until you get justice. Unfortunately, however, time is not on your side - contact us at 215-712-1212 today to schedule a free consultation to learn about how we can help you get the result you deserve. What is the Post-Conviction Relief Act (PCRA)? It is an unfortunate reality that innocent people can be wrongly convicted. Judges, prosecutors, and defense attorneys can make mistakes in applying the law or commit constitutional violations that result in a conviction. The Post-Convic
The Shocking Reality of Police Brutality in New Jersey
9/16/2019While police brutality is widely reported upon in the media, it seems like it always happens to someone else. Unfortunately, police brutality is very real, and perhaps more so in New Jersey than other places in the country. A recent incident in Dover, New Jersey involving a 19-year-old man has brought renewed attention to the problem. While increased media attention has led to changes across the country, police brutality still happens. We need to remain vigilant and dedicated to addressing the problem. New Jersey civil rights lawyer Lauren Wimmer helps people in New Jersey who have been the victims of police brutality. She will fight for your rights and help you get the compensation you deserve. Call 215-712-1212 or fill out our online contact form to schedule a free consultation with Ms. Wimmer and learn about how she can help you.
Facing Third-Degree Murder Charges in Philadelphia? What You Need to Know
9/10/2019While degree murder charges may be the most serious charges you can face, third-degree murder charges are probably the most difficult to understand. If you’ve been charged with third-degree murder, you need to know exactly what you’re facing. Understanding the nature of your charges can help you understand your options and formulate an effective defense. Wimmer Criminal Defense Law represents people charged with murder in the Philadelphia metro area. Don’t let the prosecution intimidate you into pleading guilty - you need someone on your side who will fight for your rights. Philadelphia criminal defense attorney Lauren Wimmer has the knowledge and experience you need to get a fair result. Call us at 215-712-1212 or contact us online if you would like to schedule a free consultation with Ms. Wimmer and learn more about how we can help you. The Different Categories of Murder Charges in Philadelphia
Are You in Violation of New Jersey’s Gun Laws?
9/5/2019New Jersey has some of the strictest gun laws in the country. They can be quite challenging to understand for people who have just moved to the state, but also for those who have been long-term residents. New Jersey’s gun control laws can be quite difficult to navigate, and you can find yourself facing gun charges without realizing that you were breaking the law. To make matters worse, gun charges are aggressively prosecuted in New Jersey and can carry serious consequences if you are convicted. If you’ve been charged with a gun offense, you should speak with an experienced gun possession attorney to understand your options. Camden gun possession lawyer Lauren Wimmer can help you face your gun charges and get a fair result. Don’t let the prosecution bully you into pleading guilty - Ms. Wimmer will fight aggressively for your rights from the very first meeting. Call us today at 215-712-1212 or contact us online to
How Marijuana Laws Are Changing in New Jersey
8/26/2019There is no doubt that our country's attitude toward marijuana is changing. As states legalize marijuana for both medical and recreational use, the legal landscape has become somewhat complicated. While New Jersey has made significant efforts to change its marijuana laws in step with other parts of the country, the law remains in a state of flux, and you can still be charged with a serious crime if you are violate the law. New Jersey criminal defense attorney Lauren Wimmer helps people who have been charged with marijuana offenses get a fair result. She has the knowledge, skill, and experience to fight for your rights. If you would like to schedule a free consultation about your charges, contact Wimmer Criminal Defense Law today at 215-712-1212. Medical Marijuana in New Jersey New Jersey legalized medical marijuana in January of 2010 when Governor Corzine signed the Compassionate Use Medical Marijuana Act into law. The
Fentanyl Possession Charges in New Jersey and Pennsylvania
8/19/2019Both New Jersey and Pennsylvania take drug charges very seriously, especially when it comes to opioids. Both states have made efforts in recent years to divert those with possession charges to treatment programs and other options to avoid incarceration. However, the recent increase in opiate-related overdoses has led to an increase in enforcement and aggressive prosecution in certain cases. If you're facing drug charges for fentanyl in either New Jersey or Pennsylvania, you need someone on your side who can navigate our complex criminal justice system. Philadelphia Criminal defense attorney Lauren Wimmer has the knowledge and experience to get you a fair result. If you're facing charges and need someone to fight for your rights, contact Wimmer Criminal Defense Law today at 215-712-1212 to schedule a free consultation. What is Fentanyl?
Can I be Charged with a Crime Just for Having Drug Paraphernalia in Philadelphia?
8/12/2019When it comes to drug charges, most people understand that you can be charged with a crime for possessing or selling drugs. Unfortunately, what many people don't realize is that you can face drug charges even if you didn't have any drugs in your possession or never sold any drugs. It's one example that illustrates just how far-reaching and intimidating our drug laws can be. If you've been charged with a drug-related offense in Philadelphia, criminal defense attorney Lauren Wimmer can help. She provides her clients with aggressive legal representation to ensure that they get the fairest result possible. Call Wimmer Criminal Defense Law at 215-712-1212 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation and discuss your paraphernalia charges. Possession of Drug Paraphernalia is a Crime in Pennsylvania Pennsylvania law makes it a crime to use or possess with the intent to use drug paraphernalia for the purpose of planting
How Marijuana Laws Are Changing in Philadelphia
8/5/2019Across the country, more and more states are legalizing the use of marijuana - either for medical use or for recreational purposes. As the law continues to develop, a great deal of confusion has arisen. In many states, including Pennsylvania, marijuana is subject to a complex web of federal, state, and local laws, leaving people unsure of exactly what is legal and what's not. As a result, people find themselves charged with marijuana offenses when they thought what they were doing was legal. If you're facing marijuana charges or are wondering whether you are within your legal rights, Philadelphia criminal defense attorney Lauren Wimmer can help you navigate this confusing area of the law. She will make sure you get a fair result and help you avoid further legal problems. To schedule a free consultation, contact Wimmer Criminal Defense Law today at 215-712-1212 to discuss your case and how we can help you. Pennsylvania State Law
Philadelphia Criminal Defense Lawyers: Expectation vs. Reality
7/29/2019Television shows and movies are full of lawyers winning sensationalized cases that are seemingly impossible. Those cases, both real and fictitious, are much more entertaining than a lawyer whose client has no choice but to accept a plea agreement. Unfortunately, what is portrayed in the media causes many people to have fairly unrealistic expectations when they hire an attorney. At Wimmer Criminal Defense Law, we know that the reality of your case may fall short of the glamorous expectations portrayed in the media. However, we believe that every criminal defendant is entitled to dedicated, aggressive legal representation. If you have been charged with a crime in the Philadelphia metro area, criminal defense attorney Lauren Wimmer can help you get a fair result. If you would like to speak with her about your case, call us at 215-712-1212 or visit us online to schedule a free consultation. Expectati
How Does the Grand Jury Process Work for Indictable Offenses in New Jersey?
7/22/2019Most people have heard of a grand jury, but not many people understand exactly what it is or how it works. If you’re under investigation for a crime or have been indicted, it’s important to understand what role a grand jury plays in the criminal process in New Jersey. New Jersey criminal defense attorney Lauren Wimmer represents people facing charges at every step of the criminal justice system. Call us at 215-712-1212 or visit us online to schedule a free consultation and discuss how we can help you. What is a Grand Jury? It may be helpful to first explain the basics of grand juries and what it is they do. Unlike a trial jury, a grand jury does not decide the outcome of your case. Instead, a grand jury decides whether or not there is sufficient evidence to support charging you with a crime. In other words, a grand jury doe