Criminal Defense in Pasadena Hills MO - starting at $450
Have you been charged with a criminal offense in Pasadena Hills MO? If so, do you understand your rights and/or options? For instance, do you know that it is very often possible to get the charges reduced or dropped? Do you know what the consequences are when you plead guilty?
These are important questions to consider when dealing with a criminal charge in Pasadena Hills MO!! Unfortunately, most people end up pleading guilty. They do this because they believe (incorrectly) that nothing bad will happen as a result. But that is simply not the case!!Pleading Guilty Is Not Your Best Option!!
For instance, if you are charged with 1st Degree Trespassing, this is a Class B Misdemeanor (which can come with up to six (6) months in jail, and a fine of $500). But even if the judge does not sentence you to any jail time, there are long term consequences that will haunt you for the rest of your life.
A guilty plea to a criminal charge will end up on your permanent record forever. So if you apply for a job in the future, or rent an apartment, or just to take out a business loan, or go for governmental assistance, a background check will be conducted. This check will reveal the criminal conviction that you plead guilty to. And as a result, there is a very good likelihood that you’ll be screened out as a candidate!
But we have a much different plan in mind!! We will examine all the facts of your case, figure out the best defense strategy, then present you with your full range of options. This may result in a dismissal of the charges (depending on how the arresting officer performed his or her duties), and other times we can get the charges reduced to a lesser offense (so that it never shows up on your record at all)!!
The affordable Pasadena Hills, 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!!