Criminal Defense in Riverview MO - starting at $450
There are only a couple different options when dealing with a Riverview MO criminal charge: 1) represent yourself in court; 2) hire an experienced attorney to represent you.
Between the two options, most people pick #1. Why? Because either they cannot afford an attorney (most firms charge upwards of $1000 - $1500 for very simple cases), or they do not believe that anything bad will happen if they just handle it themselves.
PLEADING GUILTY IS NOT YOUR BEST OPTION
It is true that most St Louis criminal defense firms charge fees that are far more excessive than they need to be (in the opinion of this author / lawyer). But to believe that representing yourself is the better course of action because “nothing bad will happen” is simply not true!!
Why? Because most people who represent themselves end up doing nothing more than pleading guilty to the charges. This will result in the charge becoming a part of your permanent record. And once the conviction goes on your record, it will not come off!
So if you apply for a job, or try to rent an apartment, or attempt to receive governmental benefits, a criminal background check will be run. And the result will almost assuredly be the removal of your name as a candidate for the job, apartment, or benefit!
But we will execute a far different plan of attack!! We will examine all the facts of your case, determine the best defense strategy, and put get you the best possible outcome! This will sometimes involve a dismissal of the charges; but it could also result in a reduction of the charges to a lesser offense (so that nothing negative shows up on your record).
The affordable Riverview, 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!!