Only $450 - Affton MO Misdemeanor Criminal Defense
Believe it or not, most people do not hire a criminal defense lawyer when charged with a misdemeanor in Affton MO. They either cannot afford an attorney, or they feel that the misdemeanor charge will not result in any significant setback.
It is true (in the opinion of this firm) that most crim def lawyers charge way too much for their services. This is especially true for low level crimes, such as possession of drug paraphernalia, trespassing, or disturbing the peace.
PLEADING GUILTY IS NOT YOUR BEST OPTION!!
But it is simply incorrect that a misdemeanor is “no big deal”!! First of all, misdemeanors in the state of Missouri can carry a lengthy jail sentence and a high fine!! But even if you were to escape such an outcome (no jail time or fine), pleading guilty to the charge will result in a criminal conviction on your permanent record!!
This will have a tremendous impact on your ability to do certain things in the future (that you would probably take for granted right now). So for example, let’s say you plead guilty to a charge of trespassing. You think, “How is a little trespassing charge going to hurt me?!” Well, if you apply for a job in the future, the employer may choose to run a criminal background check on you. This will reveal the conviction, and depending on what kind of job it is, you could easily be screened out!
The good news is that it does not have to turn out this way! We can help you to achieve a far better result. Sometimes our defense strategy will get the charges dismissed, other times we can get the charge reduced to a lesser infraction (so that nothing negative shows up on your record). And this is a far better outcome than simply pleading guilty!!
The affordable St Louis, 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. We want to do everything we can to help you get the best possible outcome! We want to make sure that your record stays as clean!! 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!!