Criminal Defense in Pine Lawn MO - starting at $450
When you are dealing with a criminal charge in Pine Lawn MO, then you should absolutely retain an experienced attorney to help you!!
Why? Because most people in this kind of situation do not ever speak to an attorney (or they decide that it’s not worth the expense), and end up pleading guilty to the charge as a result.
But this is not the best option available to you!! The reason why is because a guilty plea will allow the state of Missouri to put the charge on your permanent record as a criminal conviction.
PLEADING GUILTY IS NOT YOUR BEST OPTION
So if plead guilty to possession of marijuana (less than 35 grams), it will go on your record forever. And if you apply for a job in the future, the employer will undoubtedly run a background check on you. This will very likely screen you out as a candidate. The same would be true when renting an apartment, taking out a student or business loan, or even going for governmental benefits.
But we have a much different plan in mind for you!! We want to examine all the facts of your case, figure out the best defense strategy, and put you in best position possible in the future. This can result in a dismissal of the charges, or we can sometimes get the charges reduced to a lesser offense (so that nothing shows up on your record). Either way, this is far better than pleading guilty!
The affordable Pine Lawn, 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!!