You were arrested in Philadelphia. You are now facing criminal charges. Your future has never been scarier. You spend each day wondering whether you will end up in jail. Will you get kicked out of school? Fired from your job? If this sounds like you, know that Philadelphia criminal charges are not a game ender. Hire a Philadelphia criminal lawyer. Call me any time for a risk-free consultation at 215-712-1212.
If you are facing criminal charges because of a DUI, a fight or some other event that happened, you may be worried about what is going to happen to you and how much it’s going to cost. My first advice is: take a breath. Philadelphia courts take a while to work through a criminal case. If I am your Philadelphia criminal lawyer, there is a lot I can do to help you. I'm here to explain every step of the process.
Our criminal defense firm is located at 5th and South Streets in Philadelphia. Take a seat at the conference table. Bring whomever you want for support. We will discuss what happened and how cases like yours are typically handled. My clients and their families usually feel much better after speaking with me. A Philadelphia criminal lawyer who is based in Philadelphia knows the ins and outs of the Criminal Justice Center (CJC) and our justice system.
Knowing what to expect at each court hearing often provides peace of mind. We'll discuss the potential penalties and the "worst case scenario." I'll be realistic with you about your chances at beating the case and staying out of jail. Talking the talk is not helpful in the long run. Your Philadelphia criminal lawyer should be able to explain to you the potential outcomes and why those outcomes are on the table.
If charges have not been filed yet and the case is simply under investigation, I can work with the Philadelphia Police Department and District Attorney to discuss your situation. This may result in lesser charges or simply no charges at all. As an officer of the Court, I have access and the ability to present additional evidence about your case which you cannot do on your own.
As your Philadelphia criminal lawyer, I will fight on your behalf through each step of this process.
If you know there is a warrant out for your arrest OR you have just been arrested, it is important that you hire a Philadelphia defense lawyer immediately, prior to bail being set. We are often able to negotiate the terms of bail with the District Attorney's Office in advance of turn-in. This gives our clients peace of mind prior to being stuck in a holding cell for hours and hours.
If we are unable to agree to the bail terms, I will appear before the bail commissioner to tell our side of the story. I'll let the court know all of the reasons why you should be given a bail that will permit you to fight your case from the street. There are plenty of times where the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office requests bail one dollar short of one million dollars and our client walks out of the precinct without posting a dime.
Do you need to get out of jail? If you hired us too late, do not worry. We are still able to file a motion to reduce bail or argue for a bail reduction in person at your first court listing. If you cannot afford bail, we will discuss whether house arrest is an option for you.
If you’re out on bail, I work to keep you free on bail so you can fight your case from home.
It is important to understand that the charges you actually face can be much different (and less) than what the police initially charged you with at the time of your arrest. The overall goal is to reduce any charges you may face or seek an outright dismissal, and keep the related consequences at an absolute minimum.
It doesn’t cost you anything to call me for a consultation at 215-712-1212 to run through what has happened. We will discuss what charges and penalties you are likely facing and everything I can do to help you out. I will work aggressively to achieve the best possible outcome in your case.
If you are already incarcerated, I can meet with you at the prison to discuss your matter or set up a video conference call. If you wish to come into the office to meet face-to-face, call (215) 712-1212 or e-mail us directly at info@LAWimmer.com. We look forward to working with you.