Criminal Defense in Calverton Park MO - starting at $450
There are really only two ways to handle a Calverton Park MO criminal charge: 1) represent yourself on the charges, and hope for the best; 2) hire an experienced Calverton Park MO criminal defense attorney.
If you choose option #1, then you should be made aware of a few things. First of all, when you represent yourself, the judge and/or prosecutor will treat you as if you are an attorney. In other words, they will not give you any leeway or wiggle room when it comes to legal procedures. Why? Because from the court’s point of view, if you have chosen to represent yourself, then that must mean that you wish to be regarded the same way as a licensed attorney.
PLEADING GUILTY IS NOT YOUR BEST OPTION
So you can probably guess what happens 99.9% of the time. The person without the aid of an experienced attorney will almost always end up pleading guilty to the charge. Why is that bad? Because once you plead guilty, it will likely stay on your permanent record forever.
And any time that you apply for a job, rent an apartment, or take out a student loan, the employer, landlord, or governmental agency will run a criminal background check on you (and you will almost certainly be screened out as a candidate).
Would you rather avoid these negative consequences? Then you should definitely give us a call!! The sooner the better, because we will want to start formulating a strategy to defend you (which may include getting a dismissal of the charges, or getting the charges reduced to a lesser infraction)!!
The affordable Calverton Park, 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!!