Criminal Defense in Bel-Ridge MO - starting at $450
There are only a few ways in which to handle a criminal charge in Bel-Ridge MO: 1) you can try and represent yourself on the case; 2) you can plead guilty to the charge; 3) you can hire a good Bel-Ridge MO criminal defense attorney.
If you exercise options #1 or #2, then you are subjecting yourself to a potential sentence from the judge. So for example, if you are caught with less than 35 grams of marijuana, that is a Class A Misdemeanor. This means that the judge could sentence you to up to one (1) year of jail time, and a fine of $1,000.
PLEADING GUILTY IS NOT YOUR BEST OPTION
In addition, a plea of guilty will result in a criminal conviction becoming a part of your permanent record. This is will have a devastating impact on your future (especially since most employers, landlords, and governmental agencies run background checks on almost every applicant).
But we have a much different approach in mind!! We want to closely examine the facts of your case, and determine whether or not there is a chance for a dismissal (or if not, to see if we can get the charges reduced to some minor infraction that would not show up on your record).
All you need to do is give us a call!! And the sooner you do so, the better!
The affordable Bel-Ridge, 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!!