Criminal Defense in Affton MO - starting at $450
Have you been charged with some sort of crime in Affton, MO (or somewhere near St. Louis)? Is the crime related to a shoplifting charge, drug possession (like marijuana), drug paraphernalia possession (like rolling papers or a bong), trespassing, disturbing the peace, disorderly conduct, or even minor in possession of alcohol? Do you know that if you were to simply plead guilty to any one of those charges, it would stay on your permanent record? Did you realize that having such charges on your record can have a negative impact on your ability to get a job, rent an apartment, or even take out a student loan?
PLEADING GUILTY IS NOT YOUR BEST OPTION!!
But there is a fairly straightforward solution to this problem! Most minor criminal matters can be routinely handled by a St. Louis criminal defense attorney. For instance, most Minor in Possession of Alcohol or Trespassing cases can be reduced to a much lesser charge (like “littering”). A skilled defense attorney can negotiate this plea bargain with the local prosecutor, and make sure that the more severe crime stays off your record. But if you were to simply plead guilty to the original charge, then you will have essentially put that charge on your permanent record forever. Having a criminal record can cause a great many pains for you later in life.
Unfortunately, there are a number of people out there who believe that “smaller” crimes (like trespassing) are not that big of deal, and that it does not matter if such crimes become a part of your record. Nothing could be further from the truth. And it becomes doubly worse if you plead guilty for trespassing, and then get caught with a small amount of marijuana. If you allow this to happen, the prosecutor can argue that you have a criminal history, and that you should do jail time for the possession charges. So the bottom line is that having an experienced St. Louis criminal defense attorney handle these cases for you is far better than just simply allowing the charge to go on your record.
Affton, MO is a city in St. Louis County
The affordable Affton MO criminal defense attorneys at The Law Office of Jennifer Alter-Rieken, have been helping people with their criminal charges for over ten (10) years. Our goal is to make sure that the charges leveled against you do not stay on your permanent record, and do any lasting damage. And we want to do all of this at an affordable price. The fees for a typical criminal matter (such as trespassing, shoplifting, disturbing the peace, marijuana possession) start at $450. But the initial consultation to discuss your legal issues is free of charge. So contact us today!!
We have two main locations: in the Central West End of St. Louis, at 1 North Taylor (on the corner of Taylor and Laclede), 63108; and in the Twin Cities of Festus / Crystal City, at 1000 Truman Blvd (Highway 61/67), 63019. The initial consultation is free of charge. So contact us today to learn more!!