Criminal Defense in Hazelwood MO - starting at $450
Hazelwood MO criminal charges are very serious matters!! They should therefore be handled with the utmost care!
So if you end up pleading guilty to the charge, there are several things you should be made aware of! First of all, pleading guilty to a misdemeanor or felony charge will allow the judge to potentially sentence you to substantial jail time and/or a large fine!!
For example, if you are caught with a small amount of marijuana (less than 35 grams), the state can charge you with a Class A Misdemeanor. This can come with up to one (1) year of jail and a $1,000 fine.
PLEADING GUILTY IS NOT YOUR BEST OPTION
And beyond this potential sentence, there is the fact that it will become a part of your permanent record as a drug conviction. This will allow anyone who wishes to run a background check you a chance to see the conviction. As a result, you will have a much more difficult time with a job interview, an apartment application, or when you try to secure governmental benefits!!
But we have a much better plan in mind for your case!! We will closely examine all the facts of your situation, and develop the best defense strategy for your particular charge. Sometime our efforts will result in a dismissal of the charges, and other times we can get the charge reduced to a lesser offense. Either way, this is far better than pleading guilty!!
The affordable Hazelwood, 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!!