Criminal Defense in Black Jack MO - starting at $450
When you are dealing with a criminal charge in Black Jack MO, the very best thing you can do for yourself is hire an experienced St Louis criminal defense lawyer!!
Why? Because most people who represent themselves end up pleading guilty to the charge.
Why is that a bad thing? Because a plea of guilt will allow the court to potentially sentence you to jail time and impose a high fine!!Pleading Guilty Is Not Your Best Option!!
For example, let’s say you have been charged with possession of marijuana (less than 35 grams). This is a Class A Misdemeanor. If you plead guilty, the court can sentence you to up to one (1) year of jail time and a $1,000 fine!!
In addition to that, the charge would become a part of your permanent record as a drug conviction. This will have a negative impact on your ability to get a good job, because most employers will run criminal background checks (and very likely screen you out if you have a bad record). The same would be true when renting an apartment, or applying for governmental benefits.
But we have a much better plan in mind!! We will examine all the facts of your case, determine the best legal strategy, and get the best results possible!! This may be in the form of a dismissal of the charges, or in some cases, a reduction of the charges. Either way, it is far better than pleading guilty!!
The affordable Black Jack, 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!!