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Lauren A Wimmer

Lauren A Wimmer

Wimmer Criminal Defense
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  • New Jersey, Pennsylvania
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Lauren Wimmer is a top rated Philadelphia criminal defense attorney. Founder of Wimmer Criminal Defense, PC, she defends clients in federal and state courts for charges such as aggravated assault, homicide, robbery, Driving Under the Influence (DUI/DWI), drug crimes and weapons offenses.

Ms. Wimmer is on the SuperLawyers Rising Star list, which recognizes the top up-and-coming attorneys in the state 40 years old or younger. She is a member of the Nation’s Top One Percent by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel, a Lawyers of Distinction Member, America's Top 100 Criminal Defense Attorneys, National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40, and one of the Top 10 Criminal Defense Attorneys Under 40 In Pennsylvania by The National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys.

Ms. Wimmer has a complete understanding of how the system works, what tactics the prosecuting attorney may use to put you behind bars, and what weaknesses to look for in physical evidence and witness testimony against you.

If you have been arrested in the Philadelphia area, call (215) 712-1212.

Lauren A. Wimmer earned her law degree from Rutgers University School of Law - Camden, where she was the Managing Articles Editor for the Rutgers Journal of Law & Public Policy, President of the Women's Law Caucus, and co-chair of the Mary Philbrook Public Interest Awards. During law school, Ms. Wimmer worked as an extern in the United States Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and as a Legal Services Coordinator for Philadelphia Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts. She was awarded "Best Brief" in the Judge James Hunter III Moot Court Competition and served as the research assistant to Professor J.C. Lore, Director of Trial Advocacy and co-author of one of the country's leading books on trial advocacy. Upon graduation, Ms. Wimmer earned the National Association of Women Lawyers Award and the Pro Bono Publico Award.

Practice Areas
    Criminal Law
    Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
    Civil Rights
    Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Discrimination, Employment, Fair Housing, Police Misconduct, Privacy Law
    Appeals & Appellate
    Civil Appeals, Federal Appeals
    White Collar Crime
    DUI & DWI
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  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New Jersey
New Jersey Courts
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Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
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  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Spoken
Professional Experience
Lawyer / Principal
Wimmer Criminal Defense
- Current
Law Clerk to the Honorable Rose Marie DeFino-Nastasi
Court of Common Pleas, Trial Division - Criminal (Homicide)
Law Clerk
Zarwin Baum
Rutgers School of Law-Camden
Honors: National Association of Women Lawyers Award First Year Legal Writing Award Pro Bono Publico Award Best Brief & Quarter Finals Oral Argument, Judge James Hunter III Moot Court Competition
Activities: Co-Chair, Mary Philbrook Public Interest Awards Research Assistant to Professor JC Lore, Esq. Pro Bono Research Project Pro Bono Mediation Project Managing Articles Editor, Rutgers Journal of Law & Public Policy, 2013-2014 Secretary, Labor & Employment Law Society, 2013-2014 President, Women's Law Caucus, 2012-2013
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Rutgers University - Camden
B.A. | Psychology
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Boston University
General Studies
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Top One Percent
National Association of Distinguished Counsel
Lawyers of Distinction
Recognizing excellence in the practice of law
Rising Stars
2019, 2020, 2021, 2022
Top 10 Criminal Defense Attorneys Under 40 In Pennsylvania
The National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys
2017, 2018
Top 40 Under 40
The National Trial Lawyers
Awarded in 2017 and 2018
America's Top 100
America's Top 100 Attorneys
Awarded in 2017 and 2018
The National Association of Women Lawyers Award
Rutgers University School of Law
Professional Associations
New Jersey State Bar
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Pennsylvania State Bar
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National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML)
- Current
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Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers of New Jersey (ACDL-NJ)
- Current
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Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (PACDL)
- Current
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Articles & Publications
Book on New Jersey Collateral Consequences, a First for the State
Rutgers Today
Speaking Engagements
Offenses Under the Violation of the Uniform Firearms Act, Pennsylvania Bar Institute 2022 Criminal Law Symposium
Pennsylvania Bar Institute
Websites & Blogs
Legal Answers
4 Questions Answered
Q. Ombias pretrial motion what does it mean and if my legal represent For me did not tell me about this what does that mean
A: In a criminal case, an omnibus pretrial motion is a generic motion that must be filed within a certain time period following formal arraignment to preserve your right to file motions down the road as your case progresses. These motions are typically boilerplate and contain multiple requests for relief including a request to suppress evidence, a request for discovery, and a request to quash (dismiss) the bills of information filed after the preliminary hearing.
Q. Hello my name is Franco, I have a hearing coming up for alleged probation violation for not paying in full my restitutio
A: Once your probationary period is up, if you still owe restitution, you can ask that your criminal matter be terminated as scheduled and that the case be sent to civil or given a miscellaneous docket for the financial costs that remain due. This way you are no longer under supervision by your Probation Officer, but still remain on the hook for your financial obligations to the court.
Q. How often are insanity statutes used in pennsylvania? What are some main critisims and what is the success rate?
A: Insanity is an incredibly difficult defense to mount in Pennsylvania. The Rules of Criminal Procedure first require that defense counsel file notice of the defense with the Clerk of Courts. This notice alerts the particular District Attorney's Office of the intent to introduce evidence of insanity so that the prosecution can either (1) attend the evaluation of the defendant themselves and/or (2) prepare rebuttal evidence to refute the defense. Section 314 of the Pennsylvania Code governs the rules of the defense and provides definitions for both "mentally ill" and "legal insanity." There are no explicit statistics as to the number of cases where the defense has proffered the defense and ultimately proved successful. However, any analysis should include discussion of the M'Naughten test, which involves a determination of whether the individual understands the difference between right and wrong. ... Read More
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Wimmer Criminal Defense
505 South Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147
Telephone: (215) 712-1212
Fax: (215) 814-8919
Monday: Open 24 hours
Tuesday: Open 24 hours
Wednesday: Open 24 hours
Thursday: Open 24 hours (Today)
Friday: Open 24 hours
Saturday: Open 24 hours
Sunday: Open 24 hours