Philadelphia Diversion Pr…

Philadelphia Diversion Programs - Accelerated Misdemeanor Program

The Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office has developed various pre-trial “diversion programs” to preserve judicial resources and provide an alternative course than the typical trial track (arraignment, preliminary hearing, trial, sentencing)… Read More
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The Pennsylvania Post Con…

The Pennsylvania Post Conviction Relief Act (PCRA): Claims to Raise in a PCRA Petition

Filing a Post-Conviction Relief Act (PCRA) petition is one of the options that you have after you are convicted of a crime in Pennsylvania. A PCRA lawyer in Philadelphia like Lauren Wimmer will be able to determine whether you are eligible for PCRA r… Read More
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Court 101: Terms and Phra…

Court 101: Terms and Phrases Every Defendant Should Know

Being charged with a crime in Philadelphia can make even the strongest of people feel as if their world is collapsing. Wimmer Criminal Defense, the preeminent criminal defense law firm in Philadelphia, has put together the below guide to help you bec… Read More
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Preliminary Hearings in M…

Preliminary Hearings in Magisterial District Courts and Philadelphia Municipal Court

What is a preliminary hearing? What can I expect at a preliminary hearing? Who will testify at a preliminary hearing? A Philadelphia preliminary hearing in the Philadelphia Municipal Court or a preliminary hearing at one of the Magisterial District C… Read More
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