If you are researching whether you should hire a criminal defense attorney in Philadelphia or New Jersey, the answer to whether you need a criminal defense lawyer is most likely “yes”. If you have been arrested or charged with committing a crime, if you may be a suspect in a crime, if a friend or relative has been arrested or charged, or you have already been sentenced to a period of incarceration or probation and want to appeal a criminal conviction, then you’re in the right place.
Wimmer Criminal Defense, PC is a Philadelphia-based law firm that specializes in criminal defense law and civil rights in federal and state courts in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. When you call our law firm, we will ask you questions regarding the specific crimes you have been accused of, the date of arrest, whether you or the person whom you are calling for is in custody (jail or prison) or out of custody, and whether bail has been set. We may also ask for information regarding the date of the next court appearance and the name and location of the court.
If you do not have this information, we will help you to figure out whether a court date has been set, and if so, what stage of the criminal proceedings the case is: first appearance or arraignment, preliminary hearing, motion, trial, sentencing, or a Violation of Probation Hearing (Gagnon I, Gagnon II). Many of our clients do not have this information and are simply seeking pre-charge representation. That is, representation for someone who may be a suspect in a crime. Many of our clients come to us after they have been convicted and are facing a Violation of Probation.
If you are interested in pre-charge representation or are scheduled for a first appearance or arraignment, preliminary hearing, motion, trial, sentencing, or a Violation of Probation Hearing in Philadelphia County, Delaware County, Montgomery County, or Bucks County, we invite you to contact Philadelphia criminal defense lawyer Lauren Wimmer for a free legal consultation at (215) 712-1212. We know the Philadelphia criminal justice system and we look forward to working with you.