Criminal Defense in St Charles MO - starting at $450
St Charles MO is very conservative area of the state. As a result, the local prosecutors handle criminal charges in a very strict manner. This in turn means that there will not be very much leniency, especially if you decide to represent yourself.
Because if you do not hire an attorney, they court system in St Charles will certainly allow you to act on your own. But the prosecutor and judge will treat you as if you are in fact an attorney!!
PLEADING GUILTY IS NOT YOUR BEST OPTION
As a result, the vast majority of these people end up pleading guilty to the charge. But making this decision will make life much more difficult for you over the long term!
Why? Because a guilty plea will allow the state to put the charge on your permanent record. And if someone runs a criminal background check on you (like a potential employer), it will show up plain as day. This will have a tremendous impact on your ability to do basic things (like get a job, rent an apartment, or take out a student loan).
But we have a much different plan in mind for you!! We will closely examine the facts of your case, figure out the best defense strategy, and get you the best outcome possible. Sometimes this will result in a dismissal of the charges; other times we can get the charge reduced to a lesser offense (so that nothing shows up on your record). Either way, this plan is far better than simply pleading guilty!!
The affordable St Charles, 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!!