Criminal Defense in St Ann MO - starting at $450
Are you trying to figure out what to do about your St Ann MO criminal charge? Are you thinking about pleading guilty to the charge (just to get it over with)? If so, do you fully understand the consequences of such a decision? Are you familiar with what a good criminal defense attorney can do for you?
Let’s say you’ve been charges with 1st Degree Trespassing. This is described as a Class B Misdemeanor by the state of Missouri. A judge can sentence you with up to six (6) months of jail time and a fine of $500. But most judges do not actually assess any jail time. In fact, most judges will tell you that if you simply plead guilty to the charge, you won’t do any time (and maybe a small fine).
PLEADING GUILTY IS NOT YOUR BEST OPTION
Upon hearing this, most people think they have struck gold! And they end up pleading guilty with a smile on their face. As they walk out of the courtroom, these folks believe that they have gotten off easy (and that their worries are over).
But this charge will wind up on your permanent record as a criminal conviction. This means that not only will it stay there forever, but anyone who runs a background check will see it. As a result, you will have a very difficult time finding a good job, renting a decent apartment, or taking out government benefits. It will literally hound you for the rest of your life.
Or, you could contact us!! We will figure out the best defense strategy available, and put you in the best position possible. This may result in a dismissal of the charges, or in some cases we can get the charges reduced to a lesser offense. And this is far better than simply pleading guilty!!
The affordable St Ann, 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!!