Criminal Defense in Uplands Park MO - starting at $450
Your choices are a bit limited when you are facing a criminal charge in Uplands Park MO: 1) you can represent yourself; 2) you could hire an experienced attorney to help you out (and defend your rights).
If you go with the first option, then you should know that most people who represent themselves end up pleading guilty. This is because they don’t really understand how the process works, but also because they firmly believe that nothing bad will happen as a result of this decision.
PLEADING GUILTY IS NOT YOUR BEST OPTION
But nothing could be further from the truth!! A guilty plea will result in a criminal conviction going onto your permanent record. And if it goes on your record, it will stay there forever (which is why it is described as “permanent”).
This will in turn mean that any entity that performs a criminal background check on you will see it. So getting a job in the future (or even renting an apartment) could prove to be very difficult!! But it doesn’t have to go this way!
We want to examine all the facts of your case, figure out the best defense strategy, and set you on the right path moving forward!! This will often result in a dismissal of the charges, and in some situations we can get the charges reduced to a lesser offense (so that nothing shows up on your record).
The affordable Uplands Park, 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!!