Experienced Homicide Defense Lawyer in Philadelphia
Are you looking for an experienced homicide defense lawyer in Philadelphia? Lauren Wimmer worked with the Judges in Philadelphia’s homicide court before becoming a defense attorney. This experience provides unique insight into the types of arguments which are most likely to succeed in a criminal homicide case, as well as how to identify the holes in the prosecution’s case.
An experienced homicide defense lawyer in Philadelphia can have a substantial impact on the outcome in your case. Prosecutors tend to file the most severe criminal homicide charges possible. First degree murder charges require the prosecutor to prove beyond a reasonable doubt the homicide was committed with the “specific intent to kill.” Second degree homicides occur during the commission of a felony. Those charged with second degree murder can include not only the person who committed the murder, but any co-conspirators or accomplices who participated in or assisted with any aspect of the crime.
If the prosecution’s case is not strong enough to prove first or second degree murder, they may have to consider third degree murder charges or even manslaughter. A third degree murder conviction reduces the prison time to twenty (20) to forty (40) years. This difference at sentencing can save your life or a life behind bars. Lauren Wimmer investigates every aspect of the alleged crime including the actions of law enforcement, evidence collection and testing, witness statements as well as the physical and medical evidence itself. She cross examines potential witnesses seeking inconsistencies in their stories or other gaps in the prosecution’s case.
If you or someone you love is accused of murder or manslaughter you need an experienced homicide defense lawyer in Philadelphia who has the skill and insight of several murder cases over the years. There are critical deadlines associated with homicide charges and it is important to put Wimmer Criminal Defense to work on your case to watch over and challenge every step and achieve the best possible outcome. We invite you to review the recommendations of our clients and contact us or call 215-712-1212 for a free consultation.