Negligent or Reckless Burning Charges in St. Louis, MO - for as little as $450
Have you been charged with either negligent or reckless burning in St. Louis, MO? Did you start a fire or cause an explosion which ended up in something getting burned? Did the fire or explosion result from something that you did? Or was it actually the result of something or someone else? Are you thinking about just pleading guilty to the charge? Do you understand the full consequences of such a decision? Are you aware of the benefits one may receive from hiring an experienced attorney to handle the matter for you?
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The distinction between the St. Louis crime of negligent and reckless burning can sometimes be subtle. The real difference lies in how careless you allegedly were in allowing the fire or explosion to occur. For instance, if you are setting off fireworks and a few sparks hit nearby vegetation (causing it to catch on fire), then you are likely going to be charged with negligent burning. St. Louis negligent burning is a Class B Misdemeanor (which comes with a potential sentence of up to six (6) months of jail time and a $500 fine). But if you were running down the middle of the street shooting houses with a Roman Candle and it causes a small explosion when the flame hits a gas can sitting outside, then you would probably be charged with reckless burning. This kind of charge is a Class A Misdemeanor (a crime with a possible jail sentence of up to one (1) year and a $1,000 fine).
$450 TO TAKE CARE OF MOST ST LOUIS MISSOURI CRIMINAL DEFENSE MISDEMEANORS
But instead of dealing with either of these sentences, we have a much different plan in mind!! We want to first of all look closely at all of the facts involved with your case to see if there are any defenses that we might assert on your behalf (to possibly get the case dismissed). And at the very least, we will want to work with the local prosecutor to see about getting the charges reduced to some lesser infraction (so that it does not show up on your record at all). 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!!