Criminal Defense in Arnold MO - starting at $450
If you have been charged with a crime in Arnold MO, then the best thing you can do is retain an experienced Arnold MO criminal defense lawyer!!
The odds of you receiving a favorable outcome in the criminal court system by yourself are low. Many people incorrectly believe that simply showing up to night court is enough to resolve the issue. But that is not the case at all!!Pleading Guilty Is Not Your Best Option!!
Why? Because the first hearing that you attend is described as an “arraignment”. At the arraignment, the judge will call you up to the front, announce the charges leveled against you, and then ask how you wish to plead.
At this point, most people want to give the judge their side of the story (about the events that occurred just before the police arrived). But you won’t get very far, because the judge will absolutely cut you off! And the reason he/she will cut you off is because the only answer they want is how you plead: guilty or not guilty.
And when you are presented with such a cut and dry choice, many people freeze, and simply plead guilty. The problem with making this choice is that a guilty plea will result in a criminal conviction becoming part of your permanent record. This will have a disastrous impact on your ability to get a good job, rent an apartment, or receive governmental benefits.
The affordable Arnold, 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 St. Louis misdemeanor charge start at $450. Our fees for a low level felony charge start at $750. 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!!