What is Heat of Passion M…

What is Heat of Passion Manslaughter? What is the Difference between First Degree Murder and Voluntary Manslaughter?

“Heat of passion” voluntary manslaughter in Philadelphia requires the jury to find that at the time of the killing, the defendant acted under a sudden and intense passion resulting from serious provocation. Passion in terms of voluntary manslaugh… 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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Aggressive Defense of Phi…

Aggressive Defense of Philadelphia Felony Burglary Charges

Those who are accused of burglary in Pennsylvania face serious charges with severe penalties. Lauren Wimmer raises an aggressive defense of Philadelphia felony burglary charges and works to reduce the seriousness of the actual charges you face as wel… Read More
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Kidnapping is a Serious C…

Kidnapping is a Serious Crime in Philadelphia

Kidnapping is a serious crime in Philadelphia and prosecutors will seek severe consequences for those convicted of kidnapping. Kidnapping is often misunderstood as an armed assault to take someone against their will and hold them for ransom. In many… Read More
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What is a PWID Drug Charg…

What is a PWID Drug Charge in Philadelphia

What is a PWID drug charge in Philadelphia and what are the potential consequences of these charges? Possession With the Intent to Deliver or PWID, often referred to as drug trafficking, is considered to be much more serious than other drug crimes su… Read More
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Defense for a Juvenile Ac…

Defense for a Juvenile Accused of Committing a Crime in Philadelphia

Are you concerned about a child facing criminal charges? Are you searching for an aggressive defense for a juvenile accused of committing a crime in Philadelphia? Wimmer Criminal Defense represents juveniles facing any form of criminal charges. If th… Read More
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Aggressive Weapons Charge…

Aggressive Weapons Charges Defense in Philadelphia

Philadelphia is known for aggressive prosecution on gun and weapon charges. If you are facing gun or weapons charges you need an aggressive weapons charges defense to achieve the best possible outcome in your case. Weapons charges are often called … Read More
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What is Criminal Mischief…

What is Criminal Mischief?

What is criminal mischief and what is the penalty associated with this criminal charge in Philadelphia? Mischief is often used in a playful or positive sense, as in, “He has a mischievous personality,” or “she’s always up to some social misch… Read More
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