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Fentanyl Possession Charges in New Jersey and Pennsylvania

8/19/2019
Both 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? Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid that is 80 to 100 times more potent than morphine. It is commonly used to treat severe pain and is available legally w

Recent Ruling from PA Supreme Court Could Bring Serious Changes to How DUI Cases Are Handled

6/20/2019
A 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?

6/19/2019
One 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

6/14/2019
Philadelphia 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?

6/3/2019
Most 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

5/31/2019
One 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

Attorney Lauren Wimmer interviewed concerning a criminal defense case

5/22/2019
Philadelphia 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

Are Magic Mushrooms Becoming More Widely Accepted?

5/20/2019
Our 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

5/13/2019
Assault 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

5/8/2019
Being 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

5/6/2019
New 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