Criminal Defense in Berkeley MO - starting at $450
A criminal charge in Berkeley MO is no laughing matter! This municipality can issue misdemeanors for a variety of things (such as trespassing, disturbing the peace, possession of marijuana, drug paraphernalia, etc.).
But unfortunately, there are many people who believe that these types of charges are “no big deal”. That if the charge is a misdemeanor, it will do no lasting damage.Pleading Guilty Is Not Your Best Option!!
The exact opposite is true!! If you were to plead guilty, for instance, to a possession of marijuana charge (less than 35 grams), you will be potentially hit with a full year in jail and a fine of $1,000. And then of course there is the long term consequences of such a decision (because once the conviction becomes a part of your permanent record, a simple background check will show it; so if you go to apply for a job, the employer will run the check, see the conviction, and very likely screen you out as a candidate).
But it does not have to go this way!! We can determine whether or not the facts of your case might hold grounds for a dismissal of the charges (or at the very least, get the charges reduced to a minor infraction). All you need to do is give us a call (and we will get started right away)!!
The affordable Berkeley, 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!!