Criminal Defense in Velda Village Hills MO - starting at $450
Let us help you with your Velda Village Hills MO criminal charge!! We will take a close look at all the pertinent facts of your case and determine the best strategy to defend your rights!
But if you are thinking about representing yourself, there are a few things you should know. While it may seem like the cheapest route to take, serving as your own lawyer normally results in one thing: pleading guilty to the charge.
PLEADING GUILTY IS NOT YOUR BEST OPTION
Why is this a bad thing? Because even if the judge does not sentence you to any jail time, a guilty plea will put the charge on your permanent driving record. Once this happens, it will stay there forever. This means that if a person performs a background check on you, it will show up plain as day. So if you were to apply for a job, or rent an apartment, or try for governmental benefits, this criminal conviction will stick out like a sore thumb!!
But we would rather that you avoid all of those negative outcomes! Instead, we will take a close look at the facts of your case, figure out the best defense strategy, and put in the best possible position moving forward! Our efforts will typically result in either a dismissal of the charges (especially if your rights were violated in some way), or in a reduction of the charges to a lesser offense!!
The affordable Velda Village Hills, 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!!