Disturbing the Peace Charges in St. Louis, MO - for as little $450
Have you been charged recently with Disturbing the Peace (or Disorderly Conduct) in the St. Louis area? Did the police officer describe the disturbance as a “loud noise,” or “offense language,” or a “physical threat”? Or was the citation for fighting, or obstructing vehicle or pedestrian traffic? Perhaps it was for public intoxication? Was the citation described as a “public” or “private” peace disturbance? Are you confused as to why you received the citation in the first place? Do you have a good understanding of your legal rights? Do you know what the consequences are for pleading guilty to this crime? Are you aware of the benefits that you may receive by hiring a good attorney?
OUR PRIMARY GOAL IS TO GET THE CHARGE REDUCED TO A LESSER INFRACTION, SO IT WILL NOT SHOW UP ON YOUR RECORD!!
The crime of Disturbing the Peace in St. Louis is sort of a catch-all citation. In other words, if the police officer is not sure what to charge you with, he or she is likely to write you up for this. Disturbing the peace can include things like making loud noises outside of a church while a service is being held inside, to creating an offensive odor. Another example would be a group of students protesting on campus; an officer orders the group to break up and disperse; the students refuse to do so; and the officer cites each member of the group with a breach of the peace.
$450 TO TAKE CARE OF MOST ST LOUIS MO DISTURBING THE PEACE CHARGES
As you can see, there is a fair amount of subjectivity involved in this particular crime. And to make matters worse, each individual municipality in the St. Louis area follows a different set of standards in determining whether or not a disturbance of the peace has occurred. This means that a police officer in South St. Louis County may or may not write someone up for the same kind of activity committed in North St. Louis County.
PLEADING GUILTY IS NOT YOUR BEST OPTION!!
But regardless of where the citation is written, it is still a serious criminal offense. And if you simply plead guilty (or ignore it altogether), you will be doing yourself a great disservice. For example, the crime of Disturbing the Peace in Missouri is a Class B Misdemeanor (which can come with a potential jail sentence of up to six (6) months and a $500 fine). In addition, having such a mark on your permanent record will have a tremendous effect on your ability to get a decent job, get a student loan, and receive governmental benefits.
The affordable St. Louis, MO disturbing the peace 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 disturbing the peace case start at $600. 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 4500 West Pine (on the corner of Taylor and Pine), 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!!
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