Criminal Defense in Mehlville MO - starting at $450
Have you been criminally charged in or near Mehlville MO? If so, do you know what sort of options might be available to you? Do you know what will happen (short and long term) if you decide to plead guilty? Are you aware of the potential sentence that can be handed down for common misdemeanors? Are you familiar with what an experienced defense attorney can do for you?
The importance of these questions cannot be overstated!! Why? Because most people simply plead guilty to the charges. Why do they choose this route? Because they believe (incorrectly) that that is the path of least resistance, and that no long term harm will come to them.
PLEADING GUILTY IS NOT YOUR BEST OPTION
But nothing could be further from the truth!! Even if the judge decides not to sentence you to any jail time (or impose a fine), the guilty plea will result in a criminal conviction to your permanent record. This will obviously create a great deal of difficulty for you in the future if you apply for a job, rent an apartment, or receive governmental benefits (because each of these entities will run background checks, and then screen you out as a candidate)!!
We have a much better plan in mind!! We will examine all the facts of your case, figure out the best defense strategy available, and put you in the best possible outcome. Sometimes this will result in a dismissal of the charges; other times it will end up in a reduction of the charges to a lesser offense. Either way, this is a far better alternative than pleading guilty!!
The affordable Mehlville, 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!!