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GENERAL GUIDE TO CRIMINAL DEFENSE IN PHILADELPHIA


9/16/2020

If criminal charges have been handed down against you, you face the possibility of going to jail or prison as well as substantial fines. Upon conviction, you will be left with a permanent criminal record, which can affect virtually every aspect of your life. You need an experienced Philadelphia criminal defense lawyer on your side fighting for your freedom and your future. Call on attorney Lauren Wimmer of Wimmer Criminal Defense Law. I understand how frightened and overwhelmed you feel, but you do not have to face this challenge alone. For a comprehensive consultation and case review, contact me now or call 215-712-1212 to learn more.

The Importance of Having an Experienced Criminal Defense Lawyer in Philadelphia

Upon conviction for any criminal offense in Philadelphia, you will have to pay a sizable fine. In most cases, you will also be facing time behind bars. You might also have to serve probation, perform community service, and comply with any other provision the court deems to be appropriate. Your conviction will become a part of your permanent public record, available for anyone to see if they run a background check on you. This can prevent you from getting a job, holding a professional license, or renting a house or apartment.

Wimmer Criminal Defense Law handles most types of Pennsylvania criminal defense cases, including:

  • Assault,
  • Bank robbery,
  • Disorderly conduct,
  • Drug offenses,
  • DUI defense,
  • Federal conspiracy to distribute,
  • Federal drug trafficking,
  • Federal methamphetamine manufacturing,
  • Federal money laundering,
  • Harassment/stalking defense,
  • Juvenile offenses,
  • Kidnapping defense,
  • Mail and wire fraud,
  • Murder/manslaughter defense,
  • Organized crime,
  • Probation violation,
  • Property offenses,
  • Resisting arrest defense,
  • Weapons offenses,
  • Terrorist threats, and
  • White collar crime.

Whether you have been charged or are potentially facing charges for any of these offenses, or for another type of state or federal offense not listed above, contact Wimmer Criminal Defense Law today. Our firm can assist with criminal matters in Philadelphia and throughout Pennsylvania.

Why Work with a Philadelphia Criminal Defense Lawyer?

It can be daunting as well as risky to try navigating the criminal defense process alone, especially if you do not have extensive knowledge of the legal system. No one that you encounter in the criminal court system, including the police and the prosecution team, will be concerned about your future or have your best interests in mind. Their job is to see that you are convicted of a crime, and they will go to great lengths to accomplish this singular goal.

When you choose Wimmer Criminal Defense Law to handle your case, you will have someone who is on your side and your side alone. We take the time to explain the process and explore your options, and then we tailor our legal strategies to fit you and your needs. We understand that no one-size-fits-all approach will ever work for helping you get the best possible outcome in your case.

Our overarching objective is always to get the charges against you dropped or reduced. However, if we have to fight your case at trial, we are ready to make the strongest possible case for your defense.

What a Criminal Defense Attorney Will Do for You

When you choose Wimmer Criminal Defense Law to represent you, we provide an intensely personal level of service and legal representation that is crafted specifically for your case.

These are just some of the services our legal team provides to you.

Conducting an Investigation

As you might already know, the police often miss or ignore important evidence related to criminal cases. Our investigative team digs deeply to find what the police overlooked.

Protecting Your Rights

Many times, the police violate a suspect’s legal rights through illegal searches and other questionable tactics. We identify any potential violation of your rights, mishandling of evidence, and other relevant factors that could lead to a wrongful conviction.

Negotiating with the Prosecutor

Using any relevant evidence or information we identify through our investigation, we will negotiate with the prosecutor to get your charges dismissed or reduced.

If we do elect to fight your case in court, we will be ready to mount the strongest possible defense. The prosecutor must prove your guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. We put the entirety of our experience and depth of knowledge behind you and fight to get the best possible outcome.

Do not leave your future to chance. Contact Wimmer Criminal Defense Law now to learn more about how we will fight to protect your legal rights.

What to Do If You Are Facing Criminal Charges in Philadelphia

If you are arrested, it is critical that you do not answer any questions until your attorney is present. The prosecutor may try to offer you a deal that credits you for time served or takes jail time out of the equation. Prosecutors do this because they know that being put behind bars is what people fear most. It is important to remember that even if you serve no jail time, you must still pay the fines and fees and be subject to any other punishment the court may deem appropriate. Worse, you will still have a criminal record that could follow you for the rest of your life. Do not provide any statement or accept any deal until you learn what all your options are. 

If criminal charges have already been filed against you, contact a criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. This is critical even if the prosecutor has not filed charges. Getting an attorney onboard while you are under investigation may help you avoid charges or allow your lawyer to negotiate a less serious charge with the prosecutor.

The sooner we can get started on your case, the sooner we can begin our investigation, gather critical evidence, and document the facts. This helps ensure we build the most persuasive possible case on your behalf.

Consult with a Philadelphia Criminal Defense Lawyer Today

Protect your future by choosing an aggressive advocate like Lauren Wimmer to fight for you. Call on Wimmer Criminal Defense Law today to schedule a confidential consultation and case evaluation. If you are being held in custody or prefer to observe social distancing, a consultation may be possible at your location or via video or telephone.

Get help from Philadelphia criminal defense attorney Lauren Wimmer now at 215-712-1212, or through our secure online contact form.