Attorney Lauren Wimmer interviewed concerning a criminal defense case
5/22/2019Philadelphia Attorney Lauren Wimmer was recently interviewed by NBC Philadelphia and Philadelphia Magazine about a case involving art theft. Lauren Wimmer represents the artist in the case. Philadelphia Magazine asked why the artist would need a criminal defense lawyer. Spoiler alert: Wimmer had to explain that her client was (briefly, absurdly) a suspect in the investigation. You can read how everything unfolded on phillymag.com. For NBC Philadelphia, Wimmer explained how her client had been victimized twice: First, when his artwork was stolen from Penn Medicine's Perelman Center; Second, when he became a suspect in the crime, despite not looking anything like the suspect in the surveillance footage. Read the full coverage at nbcphiladelphia.com. (Photo Credit: Tim Barton)
Are Magic Mushrooms Becoming More Widely Accepted?
5/20/2019Our nation’s drug laws are changing rapidly - medical marijuana is available for purchase and use in many states, and it has been completely decriminalized in others. Now, the City of Denver has voted to legalize hallucinogenic mushrooms. However, both of these substances remain illegal under federal law. In addition, state law is often more complicated than it appears at first glance. As a result, you can find yourself facing drug charges that you didn’t expect. Philadelphia drug lawyer Lauren Wimmer can help you face your charges and get a fair result. And despite relaxing attitudes, a drug conviction can carry serious ramifications. Don’t leave your future in the hands of the prosecution - call us today at 215-712-1212 or fill out our online contact form to schedule a free consultation. Denver Votes to Decriminalize Magic Mushrooms - or Did They? Earlier this month, Denver vote
Simple Assault Charges in PA Can Result in Serious Legal Consequences
5/13/2019Assault charges often arise from the most confusing situations - an argument, a fight, or even an accident. The situation unfolded in a blur, and you may not even be clear about what happened. In fact, you may be shocked to discover that you are now facing charges for simple assault. Unfortunately, simple assault charges can be much more serious than many people realize - you should speak with a criminal defense attorney before it’s too late. Simple Assault as Defined by Pennsylvania Law When you mention assault, most people think of committing an act of violence on another person. However, assault covers a much broader spectrum of conduct than you might expect. Simple assault is defined under Pennsylvania law as follows: An attempt to cause bodily injury to another To intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly cause bodily injury to another
Types of Crimes You Can Be Charged With in New Jersey
5/8/2019Being charged with a crime can be a frightening experience, whether your facing allegations of a minor offense or something more serious. If convicted, your life could change forever. The prosecution wants you to think that there’s no hope for an acquittal and that you will get a more lenient sentence if you cooperate. It’s important to understand that you don’t have to face these charges alone. An experienced and knowledgeable criminal defense attorney in New Jersey can help you get the best result possible. Experienced Criminal Defense attorney Lauren Wimmer can help you understand the charges you face and give you a candid assessment of your case. From there, she can help you understand your options and formulate an aggressive defense. The most important step is to get in touch before it’s too late - call Wimmer Criminal Defense Law at 215-712-1212 or contact us online to schedule a free and confidential con
The Possible Consequences of a New Jersey Firearms Conviction
5/6/2019New Jersey has some of the most restrictive weapons laws in the country. In fact, many people find themselves facing serious criminal charges without even realizing they were doing anything illegal. If you’ve been charged with a weapons crime in New Jersey, you need an experienced criminal defense attorney who can help you get a fair result. What is Considered a Weapon in New Jersey? When you mention weapons charges, most people immediately think of gun laws. However, prosecutors can bring weapons charges against you for much more than just guns - New Jersey law defines a weapon as “anything readily capable of lethal use or of inflicting serious bodily injury.” As a result, the following would be included in New Jersey’s definition of a weapon: Any kind of knife Clubs and other bludgeons Brass knuckles Slingshots Stun guns
Potential Defenses in a New Jersey Homicide Case
4/29/2019Criminal homicide charges are some of the most serious criminal charges you can face. Whether charged with murder, manslaughter, or death by auto, these charges carry serious time in prison and heavy fines if convicted. In addition, a conviction is likely to have severe repercussions for you and your family. The prosecution will try to convince you that there’s no hope and you should just plead guilty. Don’t believe them. If you’ve been charged with homicide, it’s critical that you have an aggressive criminal defense attorney who will zealously challenge the prosecution’s case. Your attorney can evaluate your case and formulate a strong defense. In this post, we’ll review some of the common defenses that are available to people facing murder charges. Innocence Although it’s not an affirmative defense like self-d
How a New Jersey Drug Conviction Can Affect the Rest of Your Life
4/23/2019Most people understand that drug charges carry serious consequences. However, most people don’t realize that these consequences can follow you for the rest of your life, even after you’ve served time in prison. A drug conviction can do irreparable damage to your future prospects, leaving you unable to get a job or take care of your family. If you’ve been charged with a drug crime, you should contact a New Jersey criminal defense attorney right away. Incarceration and Fines When charged with a drug crime, the first thing most people worry about is whether they will have to go to prison. You should also be aware that the court may impose heavy fines, possibly several thousand dollars. Of course, the crime you are charged with will determine both the prison sentence and fines you face if convicted. Here are some of the sentences and fines that New Jersey courts can impose on people convicted of drug crimes:
How do You Suppress Evidence in a New Jersey Criminal Case?
4/15/2019Being charged with a crime is an overwhelming experience, and many people simply don’t know what to do. One of the most damaging things defendants regularly do is assume that the prosecution has a strong case. However, you should be aware that you may be able to have the evidence against you thrown out due to violations of your constitutional rights. Your Rights and When Evidence May Be Suppressed In order to convict you of a crime, the prosecution needs evidence to support a guilty verdict. As a result, law enforcement acts quickly to collect evidence, often at the time of your arrest or shortly thereafter. Many of these searches take place without a warrant or without probable cause. Any evidence that is collected in violation of your rights can be suppressed and deemed inadmissible at trial. The United States Constitution and the New Jersey State Constitution
Can You Sue the Philadelphia Police Department for Injuries Sustained During Your Arrest?
4/8/2019Almost every day, it seems like there is another report concerning the use of excessive force by the police during an otherwise routine arrest. The police will argue that the victim was resisting or otherwise believed to be dangerous, but we know that this is often not the case. Victims are severely beaten, resulting in broken bones, torn ligaments, and other serious injuries. Victims are then left to face criminal charges while also needing extensive medical care, which is not always easy to get if you’ve been incarcerated. If you’ve been injured by the police while being arrested, you have the right to sue them and hold them accountable for your injuries. Immunity and Lawful Use of Force The first thing to understand is that the police often have immunity from various types of legal claims, meaning that they are shielded from liability. As a result, you may not be able to sue for an injury that you sustained at the hands of an officer if
Do I Need A Philadelphia Criminal Defense Lawyer?
3/29/2019If you are researching whether you should hire a criminal defense attorney in Philadelphia or New Jersey, the answer to whether you need a criminal defense lawyer is most likely “yes”. If you have been arrested or charged with committing a crime, if you may be a suspect in a crime, if a friend or relative has been arrested or charged, or you have already been sentenced to a period of incarceration or probation and want to appeal a criminal conviction, then you’re in the right place. Wimmer Criminal Defense, PC is a Philadelphia-based law firm that specializes in criminal defense law and civil rights in federal and state courts in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. When you call our law firm, we will ask you questions regarding the specific crimes you have been accused of, the date of arrest, whether you or t