Criminal Defense in Chesterfield MO - starting at $450
When you are trying to figure out your options on a criminal charge in Chesterfield MO, you are more or less limited to a couple main routes you can take: 1) you can represent yourself; 2) you can hire a good Chesterfield MO criminal defense lawyer.
Most people, unfortunately, choose option number one. Why is that unfortunate? Because if you do not hire an attorney to help you, chances are high that you will end up pleading guilty to the charge.
PLEADING GUILTY IS NOT YOUR BEST OPTION!!
For whatever reason, people believe that pleading guilty is the simplest way of dealing with the issue. And it may indeed seem like the quickest way of handling the situation (because most judges will not sentence you to any jail time), but it is the long term consequences that people are unaware of.
So for instance, 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 to this charge, it will go on your permanent record as a drug conviction. In the future when you apply for a job, the employer will run a background check. The conviction will of course pop up, and you will likely be screened out as a candidate. Or if you go to rent an apartment, the landlord will run the same check. Or if you want to receive government benefits, same thing.
As you can see, it is far better to let us help you out!! All you need to do is give us a call (as soon as possible)!
The affordable Chesterfield, 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!!