Library Theft Charges in St. Louis, MO - for as little as $450
Were you recently charged with library theft in the St. Louis, MO area? Did you allegedly take books from a public library? Or university library? Did you use an expired library card to check out a book? Did you check out a book or library materials but forget to return it? Were the materials that you checked out of library returned in a damaged manner? Are you now trying to figure out your options? If you are considering a plea of guilty, do you fully understand the consequences of that decision? Are you familiar with the benefits one may receive by hiring an experienced attorney to help them through the process?We Keep Our Fees Low So That Everyone Can Have Legal Representation
St. Louis library theft is broken down into a few separate categories: if the value of the library materials in question is less than $500, it is considered to be a Class C Misdemeanor (which comes with a potential sentence of up to fifteen (15) days in jail); if the value was greater than $500 (but less than $25,000), then you are facing a Class C Felony (which comes with up to seven (7) years of jail time and a fine of $5,000). As you can see, the difference between the two levels comes down to the value of the library materials that were allegedly stolen.$450 to Take Care of Most St Louis Missouri Criminal Defense Misdemeanors
But what if the materials were not stolen (rather, you had forgotten to return them in a timely manner)? What if the damage or defacement to the materials had occurred prior to your receipt of them? That is why it is so important to hire a good lawyer to help you through the process. We want to examine all the facts surrounding your particular case to determine if there are any defenses that we might assert on your behalf (to see if the charges can be dismissed altogether). And at the very least, we would want to work closely with the local prosecutor to see about getting the charge reduced to a smaller infraction (so that it does not even show up on your record). And that is far better than the alternative described above!
The affordable St. Louis criminal defense attorneys at The Law Office of Jennifer Alter-Rieken, have been helping people with their misdemeanor 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 misdemeanor case start at $450. 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!!