Is Possession of a Firearm a Felony or Misdemeanor in Philadelphia?
11/11/2019Pennsylvania’s gun laws are complex and made more complicated by the fact that Philadelphia’s gun laws are more restrictive than elsewhere in the state. What may be legal outside the city limits can actually be a crime one you are in the city. As a result, you could face yourself facing gun charges even though you thought what you were doing was perfectly legal and you had no intention of committing a crime. At Wimmer Criminal Defense Law, we believe that you are entitled to the full protection of the law. We fight for your rights so that you can get a fair result. The sooner you call our office, the sooner we can help. Schedule your free consultation today with a Philadelphia criminal defense attorney by contacting us online or calling 215-712-1212. What Do You Mean by Possession? In general, it is legal to possess a firearm in Philadelphia and throughout the state of Pennsylvania. That said, there are restrictions regarding who can own a firearm, as well as how firearms are tr
What Is a Straw Purchase?
11/4/2019The purchase and sale of firearms in Pennsylvania are tightly regulated, and you can easily find yourself charged with a crime even if you didn’t intend to break the law. Gun crimes are prosecuted very aggressively in Pennsylvania and carry heavy penalties, and it’s quite common for prosecutors to charge defendants with crimes that they didn’t commit. If you’ve been charged with a gun crime, the best thing you can do is contact an experienced criminal defense attorney right away. Philadelphia criminal defense lawyer Lauren Wimmer has the experience and knowledge you need to get a fair result. You don’t have to face your charges alone - call Wimmer Criminal Defense Law at 215-712-1212 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation. Pennsylvania Law on Purchasing Firearms
Restraining Orders in Camden New Jersey: What You Need to Know
11/1/2019Recognizing the need to protect victims of domestic violence, New Jersey first adopted The Prevention of Domestic Violence Act back in 1982. The statute has been amended and updated several times since then, in order to broaden the protections it offers. Restraining orders are one of the most important protections the Act provides to those who are suffering from domestic abuse. New Jersey domestic abuse lawyer Lauren Wimmer is dedicated to helping those who are most vulnerable. She knows how to navigate the restraining order process to get the protection you need. If you’re in danger and need someone to fight for your rights, contact us at 215-712-1212 for a free and confidential consultation. Who Can Get a Restraining Order? You can get a restraining order if you are an adult or emancipated minor and you are a victim of do
Facing Cocaine Charges in Philadelphia? What You Need to Know
10/28/2019With all of the media attention focused on heroin and other opiates, it’s easy to overlook the seriousness of cocaine charges. Six people have been charged in a $1 billion cocaine bust at a Philadelphia port this summer. If convicted, those people could face years in prison and heavy fines. If you’ve been arrested in connection with cocaine, you are facing some very serious consequences. At Wimmer Criminal Defense Law, we provide our clients with legal representation that is aggressive, skilled, and thorough to ensure that you get a fair result. We work with you every step of the way to protect your rights. If you’ve been charged with a drug offense, you need someone on your side - contact Wimmer Criminal Defense Law at 215-712-1212 to schedule a free consultation and to
What is PWID (Possession with Intent to Deliver), and When Can You Be Charged with It?
10/23/2019Drug cases are prosecuted aggressively in Pennsylvania. Charges related to drug dealing or drug trafficking are among the most severe drug charges you can face, resulting in thousands of dollars in fines and years in prison. Unfortunately, many of our clients find themselves facing charges for selling or dealing drugs without knowing how it happened. At Wimmer Criminal Defense Law, we believe that you are entitled to a fair result. We know the tactics that over-aggressive prosecutors use and know how to beat them. If you’re facing drug charges and need someone on your side, Philadelphia criminal defense attorney Lauren Wimmer will fight for your rights. Call us at 215-712-1212 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation today. PWID Defined In Pennsylvania, “
What is a PFA Order, and How Do I Get One?
10/21/2019Domestic abuse is a serious problem in our communities, often with tragic consequences. Legislators, judges, and police struggle with how to protect those who are vulnerable, but the unfortunate reality is that our efforts are often reactionary rather than proactive. For victims of domestic abuse, getting a restraining order is one of the most powerful tools that you have. Domestic abuse attorney Lauren Wimmer helps victims of abuse get the protection they need so that they can move on to a better future. If you need help and want to discuss your options, call us at 215-712-1212 or send us an email to schedule a free consultation. What is a PFA Order? “PFA” stands for “Protection From Abuse.” A PFA Order is Pennsylvania’s term for what is commonly referred to as a
Charged with a Heroin Offense? Understand Your Options
10/17/2019Heroin is a deadly drug that can ruin the lives of the people who use it and the people they love. Often, people turn to heroin only after they have developed an opioid addiction after obtaining prescription drugs for pain management after an accident. In addition to the harm it does to your body, being charged with a heroin-related drug offense can change your life forever. That said, it’s important to understand that you have options, even if you think your case is hopeless. A criminal defense attorney can help you understand your options and get the best result possible. In some cases, a lawyer may be able to get your charges completely dropped or dismissed by a court. Philadelphia criminal defense attorney fights for the rights of people facing heroin and other drug-related charges in the Philadelphia area and across the state of Pennsylvania. She knows the law, and she kno
Can You Refuse a Blood Test in New Jersey if You Are Arrested for DUI?
10/14/2019In the event of a DUI stop, most people are intimidated by the police and wind up incriminating themselves. Others refuse to cooperate and make the situation worse. In the heat of the moment, it is critical to keep a level head and know your rights. Knowing what you are required to do and what you can refuse can make a big difference in the case the police are trying to build against you. If you’ve been charged with DUI, the best thing you can do is hire an experienced DUI defense lawyer. They can evaluate the evidence against, challenge the prosecution’s case, and help you get a fair result. Camden DUI defense attorney Lauren Wimmer will provide an aggressive defense and fight for your rights every step of the way. Call us today at 215-712-1212 or visit us online to schedule a free consultation about your case. DUI Basics in New Jersey It is against
Can I Get a Restraining Order Against Someone Who is Not a Member of my Family or Household?
10/11/2019Recognizing that abuse can anywhere, Pennsylvania has worked hard to protect those who are at risk. It’s critical that those who are at risk get the help and protection they need before it’s too late. Unfortunately, navigating the protective order process is not easy, especially when you are emotionally distraught and under tremendous stress. Victims’ rights attorney Lauren Wimmer has dedicated herself to protecting those who are vulnerable. She can help you get the protection you need so that you can begin building a better life. If you would like to schedule a free and confidential consultation, contact Wimmer Criminal Defense Law at 215-712-1212 to discuss your case and how we can help you. Protection from Abuse Orders and the Protection from Sexual Violence and Intimidation Act There are various types of protective orders
What Happens if I Refuse a DUI Breath or Blood Test in Philadelphia?
10/7/2019Most people get nervous and flustered when they get pulled over by the police. It’s important to understand that you have rights - the police cannot require you to incriminate yourself, arrest you without probable cause, or search your vehicle without a warrant. If you are pulled over and arrested for DUI, however, it’s important to understand exactly what you can and can’t do. A common question we get is whether you can refuse to take a breathalyzer test and whether there are any consequences for your refusal. If you’ve been charged with DUI or are facing charges for refusing to take a breathalyzer, you need someone on your side who will fight for your rights. Wimmer Criminal Defense Law helps people facing DUI charges in the Philadelphia area by providing aggressive legal representation every step of the way. Philadelphia DUI defense lawyer Lauren Wimmer has the experience and knowledge you need to get a fair result. Call us at 215-712-1212 or