What Happens at a Camden, New Jersey Detention Hearing?
7/15/2019The Camden criminal justice system moves rapidly once you’re arrested, with important decisions being made in the blink of an eye. Before you know, you could find yourself in jail for several months simply because you didn’t understand what was happening. At Wimmer Criminal Defense Law, we know how overwhelming it can be to be arrested and charged with a crime. That’s why we work with our clients to make sure they understand exactly what is happening so that they can understand their options. If you’ve been arrested and don’t know what to do, call Camden, New Jersey criminal defense lawyer Lauren Wimmer at 215-712-1212 to schedule a free consultation. What is a Detention Hearing? Any time you are arrested for a crime, there is a risk that you could spend time in jail until your trial is heard or your case is otherwise disposed of. The detention hearing is held in certain cases to determine whether or not you will have to be held in jail until trial, upon the motion of th
Facing Your Disorderly Conduct Charges in Atlantic City
7/12/2019Atlantic City can be a lot of fun, but unfortunately, bad situations can develop very quickly. It’s not uncommon for people to find themselves charged with a disorderly conduct offense, even though they’re not really sure what happened. Or they may know exactly what happened, but wound up being charged because the police were trying to control a chaotic situation. Whatever your situation may be, you should talk to a criminal defense attorney. While disorderly conduct charges are a lot less serious than other crimes, they can still carry serious penalties. The worst thing you can do is ignore them or assume that it will work itself out to your advantage. New Jersey criminal defense attorney Lauren Wimmer can help you face your charges and get a fair result. To schedule a free consultation, call Wimmer Criminal Defense Law at 215-712-1212 or visit us online to discuss you
How to Choose the Right Criminal Defense Lawyer?
7/1/2019Choosing the right criminal defense lawyer is a very personal matter. You need to choose someone that you feel comfortable with and that you are confident will represent your best interests. While the attorney-client relationship is fundamentally professional, it will also be very personal - you will be dealing with issues that can have a tremendous impact on your personal life. As a result, it’s important to choose your criminal defense lawyer carefully. Philadelphia criminal defense lawyer Lauren Wimmer understands that choosing the right attorney may be one of the most important decisions you ever make. She works with her clients to make sure they are totally comfortable with every aspect of the representation with the goal of providing the very best service. Your future is at stake, and she works to make sure that you get the best possible outcome in your case. If you would like to speak with her about your case, contact Wimmer Criminal Defense Law at 215-712-1212 to
Why Would a Criminal Defense Lawyer Defend the Guilty?
6/28/2019It’s a question commonly asked of criminal defense attorneys: how can you represent someone who is guilty? Setting aside the loaded nature of the question, criminal defense attorneys serve a vital role in our legal system. As an experienced, Philadelphia criminal defense lawyer, Lauren Wimmer believes that everyone is entitled to competent, aggressive legal representation. If you would like to speak with her about your case, contact Wimmer Criminal Defense Law at 215-712-1212 to schedule a free consultation. Because You Are Innocent Until Proven Guilty While not expressly set forth in the United States Constitution, the presumption of innocence is one of the most fundamental rights in Western Civilization. The prosecution must prove that you are guilty - it isn't enough to simply charge you with a crime. Criminal defense lawyers represent the accu
Questions to Ask Your Potential Criminal Defense Attorney
6/24/2019If you’ve been charged with a crime, you may be feeling overwhelmed and not sure what to do. The best thing you can do is to speak with an experienced criminal defense attorney as soon as possible - time is not on your side, and the sooner you to talk to a lawyer, the better chance you have for a positive outcome. Most people don’t know a criminal defense attorney personally, and so they have to rely upon word of mouth or what they find on the internet. You may want to meet with a few lawyers before settling on the one that you feel most comfortable with, but when you meet with an attorney, it's critical to ask the right questions. Choosing an attorney is a very personal matter, much like choosing a doctor, and you want to make sure the attorney will be a good fit for you. Asking the right questions will ensure that you make the most out of your first meeting. How Much Will It Cost to Handle My Case
Recent Ruling from PA Supreme Court Could Bring Serious Changes to How DUI Cases Are Handled
6/20/2019A recent ruling from the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania could completely change the way DUI Cases are handled across Pennsylvania and the Philadelphia metro area. If you have pending DUI charges in Pennsylvania, you should contact a Philadelphia criminal defense attorney right away. At Wimmer Criminal Defense Law, we stay up to date with developments in the law in order to provide our clients with knowledgeable legal representation. DUI charges carry severe penalties, so don't leave your future in the hands of the prosecution. If you’ve been charged with DUI, Philadelphia DUI defense attorney Lauren Wimmer can help you get a fair outcome. To schedule a free consultation, call us at 215-712-1212 or send us an email to learn about how we can help you.
How Much Does a Criminal Defense Attorney Cost in Philadelphia?
6/19/2019One of the biggest questions clients always have is how much it will cost to hire a criminal defense attorney in Philadelphia. Unfortunately, legal fees vary too widely from one attorney to another to answer the question directly. Even if you could provide some meaningful estimate, the truth is that the real value of legal representation depends on several other considerations. If you are truly unable to afford legal representation, you may qualify for free legal help through the Defender Association of Philadelphia. Ultimately, you need to understand much more than just the price - you need to understand what services will be included, how the legal fees will be billed to you, and whether you will be responsible for any additional costs. Flat Fees Many criminal defense attorneys will charge a flat fee for a particular case or service. For example, your lawyer may charge a flat fee of $2,500 for handling y
Lauren Wimmer Recognized as a Top-Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Philadelphia
6/14/2019Philadelphia criminal defense and civil rights attorney Lauren A. Wimmer has been selected to the 2019 Pennsylvania Rising Stars list. Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor. Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The annual selections are made using a patented multiphase process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates and peer reviews by practice area. The result is a credible, comprehensive and diverse listing of exceptional attorneys. The Super Lawyers lists are published nationwide in Super Lawyers Magazines and in leading city and regional magazines and newspapers across the country. Super Lawyers Magazines also feature editorial profiles of attorneys wh
Can I Get a DUI on a Bicycle in Pennsylvania?
6/3/2019Most DUIs are the result of a simple mistake or an error in judgment, and as a result, most people are shocked to find themselves charged with DUI. This is particularly the case if you were charged with DUI while riding a bicycle - you may have actually chosen not to drive in order to avoid driving while under the influence. Regardless, it’s important to remember that just because you’ve been charged, it doesn’t mean that you will be convicted. If you’re facing DUI charges in Pennsylvania, you need an experienced Philadelphia criminal defense lawyer to help you get a fair result. At Wimmer Criminal Defense Law, we know that a conviction can do irreparable damage to your future, which is why we give our clients dedicated, aggressive legal representation every step of the way. Contact our DUI lawyers in Philadelphia today by calling 215-712-1212 or by contacting us online. We can schedule a free consultation and
Steps to Take If You Are the Victim of Police Brutality
5/31/2019One of the most challenging aspects of police brutality cases is proving what happened. We’re raised to believe that police are trustworthy and honest protectors of public safety. Judges and juries are likely to believe a police officer over a criminal defendant. In addition, the police are likely to argue that your injuries are your own fault - you were resisting arrest, were a threat to other people, or a danger to the police themselves. As a result, the steps you take after being victimized by the police are absolutely critical. Philadelphia police brutality attorney Lauren Wimmer has the knowledge and experience to help you get justice. She understands the challenges you face and what it takes to build a successful case. If you’ve been injured by the police, contact Wimmer Criminal Defense Law at 215-712-1212 or online in order to schedule a free consultation. You Have Rights Th