Only $450 - Ballwin MO Misdemeanor Criminal Defense
Our fees are kept as low as possible for a very good reason: most people cannot afford an attorney, and retaining counsel to protect your rights should not be dependent upon your ability to pay a lawyer thousands of dollars!!
And Ballwin MO does not have a public defender (that’s only available at the county, state, and federal level, not the municipal level). So the vast majority of folks charged with a crime fall within that broad range of people who either 1) can’t afford an expensive criminal defense firm, or 2) cannot make use of the public defender’s office (because they make too much income, or the municipality simply does not offer such services to anyone).
PLEADING GUILTY IS NOT YOUR BEST OPTION!!
So if you are going to represent yourself on the Ballwin MO criminal charge, then you should also know that most people in that kind of situation do nothing more than plead guilty. This is largely because people have no idea what their rights and/or options might be (and they also incorrectly conclude that pleading guilty will bring no long term harm).
But the exact opposite is true. A guilty plea will put the charge onto your permanent record for all to see. So if you apply for a job (or rent an apartment, or try to take out a government benefit), the employer could easily run a criminal background check. This could result in you missing out on the opportunity.
However, there is a better route you could take!! We keep our fees reasonable when it comes to Ballwin MO misdemeanors (for the very reasons expressed above)! Our efforts can result in a dismissal of the charges (this would be the case if your rights were violated), and sometimes we can get the charge reduced to a lesser infraction (so that nothing negative shows up on your record).
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!!