What Gun Laws Apply in Philadelphia but Not in Rural Pennsylvania?
1/24/2020If you own, carry, or use a gun in Philadelphia or anywhere in Pennsylvania, it is essential to be aware of Pennsylvania gun laws and how you can comply with them. Not being aware of the law is not an acceptable excuse for violating it, and inadvertent violations can result in serious criminal penalties, including substantial fines and even jail time. Fortunately, if you are facing gun-related charges, a Philadelphia criminal defense lawyer can help you understand what your options are and work to minimize their impact on your life. Call us today to schedule a free case evaluation with attorney Lauren Wimmer. Your freedom and future are too important to leave to chance. Federal Gun Laws The Second Amendment of the United States Constitution protects the rights of Americans to keep and bear arms. However, the United States government restricts the ownership and sale of some firearms and has enacted other laws regarding guns. Under these laws, specific individuals may not own a firear
What You Need to Know About Disorderly Conduct Charges in Philadelphia
1/13/2020Perhaps you got too rowdy at a sporting event, participated in a rally, had too much to drink and walked home from the bar, or maybe you were even standing up in defense of someone. Now you have been charged with disorderly conduct and you are not sure what your next steps should be. It is imperative that you understand the charges against you and what your legal options are. Disorderly conduct charges in Philadelphia are often added to other charges such as domestic abuse or public intoxication. They can also be used very broadly for other behaviors. These charges may not be as serious as other criminal charges you could face, but they can still impact your life for years to come and are costly. To increase your chances of having your charges dismissed or reduced, you need a knowledgeable, top Philadelphia criminal defense attorney on your side. Defining Disorderly Conduct in Philadelphia
When Does a Drug Charge Become a Federal Crime?
1/8/2020Drug charges represent serious crimes at both the state and federal levels, but the difference between the two can be confusing. If you were caught in possession of drugs or are accused of trafficking drugs, the consequences can affect every aspect of your life. If you have been accused of a federal drug crime, do not hesitate to reach out to an experienced Philadelphia drug defense lawyer. Attorney Lauren Wimmer can help you better understand your charges and build a defense to achieve the best outcome in your case. Call us today to schedule a free case evaluation. Applying State and Federal Laws Controlled substances are governed by Pennsylvania state laws and federal laws. In general, state laws apply to charges within
What is Theft by Deception?
12/18/2019A Paoli contractor recently pleaded guilty to four counts of theft by deception after stealing approximately $500,000 from his customers. He is now facing up to 10 years in state prison. Theft by deception is a serious crime, but it can be challenging to understand if you are facing charges. You need someone on your side who will fight for your rights. Philadelphia criminal defense attorney Lauren Wimmer helps people across Pennsylvania face their charges and get the outcome they deserve. Call Wimmer Criminal Defense Law at 215-712-1212 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case and how we can help. Theft by Deception as Defined by Pennsylvania Law In Pennsylvania, theft
Assault Charges in New Jersey: What You Need to Know
1/3/2020Assault charges are common, but that doesn’t mean they easy to prove. Many cases involving assault arise from confusing situations, where tempers were running high. The circumstances surrounding any alleged assault are important and can spell the difference between acquittal and conviction. If you’ve been charged with assault, you need someone on your side who will protect your rights and help you get a fair result. New Jersey criminal defense lawyer Lauren Wimmer can help you face your assault charges with dedicated, aggressive legal representation. To schedule a free consultation about your case and how we can help, contact Wimmer Criminal Defense Law at 215-712-1212 as soon as possible. What Is Assault? While most people have a general idea that assault charges tend to arise out of a violent incident, not many understand the nuances of the offense. In New Jersey, assault involves
How to Actually Find the Best Philadelphia Criminal Lawyers
12/31/2019Thanks to the internet, finding a lawyer is arguably easier than ever. Unfortunately, searching for a lawyer via the internet can also result in an overwhelming amount of information. In addition, the results are ranked in ways that you may not expect. Choosing the “right” lawyer is a deeply personal choice, so it’s important to devote some careful consideration to the process. If you or someone you love needs a criminal defense lawyer, we would welcome the opportunity to meet and discuss how our firm can help. Philadelphia criminal defense lawyer Lauren Wimmer is committed to helping people find the right lawyer, even when that lawyer may be someone else. If you would like to schedule a free consultation, contact Wimmer Criminal Defense Law at 215-712-1212 to discuss your case and how we can help. Understand How Google Works Google is the most popular search engine for a reason -
What is a Federal Detention Hearing?
12/23/2019If you’ve been charged with a federal crime, one of the very first things that will happen is your detention hearing. And while it happens early in your case, it can have profound implications for you - it will determine whether you will be held in jail until your trial. This can make it difficult to work with your lawyer and keep you away from your friends and family. As a result, it’s important to understand the process, and ideally, hire a lawyer as soon as possible. Philadelphia and New Jersey criminal defense lawyer Lauren Wimmer can help you get a fair result at your federal detention hearing. With knowledge and experience, she provides her clients with an aggressive legal defense focused on getting a fair result. Don’t delay - call Wimmer Criminal Defense Law at 215-712-1212 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation today. What Happens at a Federal Detention Hearing
What to Do if You’ve Been Charged with Criminal Mischief
12/18/2019Criminal mischief may not be as serious as other crimes, but it can carry harsh consequences nonetheless. It’s important that you take it seriously and understand your options. The prosecution wants a quick conviction, and may offer you a plea agreement that seems fair, but is, unfortunately, very one-sided. If you’ve been charged with criminal mischief, you should at least talk to an experienced criminal defense attorney to understand what you’re up against. Philadelphia criminal defense lawyer Lauren Wimmer works with people charged with criminal mischief and a wide variety of other crimes. With knowledge and experience, she provides her clients with an aggressive defense to help them get a fair result. Call Wimmer Criminal Defense Law at 215-712-1212 or contact us online if you would like to schedule a free consultation about your case and how we can help. Understand the Charges You Are Facing
When Does Vandalism Become a Felony?
12/11/2019Most people consider vandalism to be a petty crime that carries light consequences. Unfortunately, Pennsylvania aggressively prosecutes crimes against property. As a result, you could wind up facing felony vandalism charges that carry heavy prison sentences and thousands of dollars in fines. Understanding these charges and how to defend yourself is the key to getting a fair result. If you’re facing felony vandalism charges, you need someone on your side who will fight for your rights. Philadelphia criminal defense lawyer Lauren Wimmer understands the law and knows how to challenge the prosecution’s case. To learn more about how she can help you, contact Wimmer Criminal Defense Law at 215-712-1212 to schedule a free consultation today. Vandalism Under Pennsylvania Law Generally speaking, vandalism is included under Pennsylvania’s
Why Have I Been Charged with Conspiracy to Distribute?
12/9/2019Many people facing drug charges are surprised to find themselves charged with conspiracy to distribute. They had no intent to manufacture or sell drugs, and now they find themselves facing much harsher consequences than a simple possession charge. Conspiracy cases can be extremely complex, and if you’re not careful, you can wind up convicted of a crime you didn’t commit. Fortunately, you do not have to face your charges alone. Philadelphia and New Jersey criminal defense lawyer Lauren Wimmer knows how to challenge a conspiracy to distribute charge and can help you get a fair result. If you need someone on your side who will fight for your rights, contact Wimmer Criminal Defense Law at 215-712-1212 to schedule a free consultation today. Conspiracy to Distribute Explained Conspiracy charges are confusing for many defendants as they aren’t often fully explained. A conspiracy to distr