Criminal Defense in Bridgeton MO - starting at $450
A criminal charge in Bridgeton MO is no laughing matter!! Unfortunately, a lot of people believe a misdemeanor will not cause too much harm to them, and therefore pleading guilty is no big deal.
But the exact opposite is true!! Let’s look at a specific example: say you’ve been charged with trespassing in the 1st Degree. This is a Class B Misdemeanor. That means the judge can sentence you to six (6) months in jail and a fine of up to $500.Pleading Guilty Is Not Your Best Option!!
In addition, a guilty plea will allow the state of Missouri to put the conviction on your permanent record. This will have a devastating impact upon your future (especially when you go to apply for a job, rent an apartment, or take out a student loan). Why? Because most entities will run criminal background checks on each applicant (and once they see the conviction, you could easily be screened out as a candidate).
But we have a much better plan in mind!! First and foremost, we want to review the facts of your case to determine if there is an opportunity to get the charges dropped (or at the very least, to see about getting the charges reduced to a lesser infraction). All you need to do is give us a call!!
The affordable Bridgeton, 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!!