Only $450 - Bellefontaine Neighbors MO Misdemeanor Criminal Defense
Most people do not hire an attorney to help defend them against criminal charges in Bellefontaine Neighbors MO!!
Why? Because they either can’t afford an attorney, or they do not believe that pleading guilty will harm them all that much.
Not having enough funds to hire legal counsel is common (which is why there are a number of programs, grants, and governmental agencies to help). But at the municipal level (which Bellefontaine Neighbors is, a municipality), there is no public defender (that’s only at the state and federal level). And most non-profit, legal-aid clinics do not offer criminal defense services. So that leaves you with either hiring a lawyer out of pocket, or going into court by yourself!
PLEADING GUILTY IS NOT YOUR BEST OPTION!!
This is why our fees are kept so low for misdemeanor charges. We don’t believe someone should go without legal counsel simply because they cannot afford it. But we also do not think it is a good idea that you go and represent yourself. Why? Because people representing themselves end up doing nothing more than pleading guilty to the charge!
Why is this bad? Because a guilty plea will become a part of your permanent record as a criminal conviction. This means that anyone running a background check will see it plain as day!! And if you are applying for a job (or trying to rent an apartment), the potential employer will likely screen you out as a candidate!
But we have a much different plan in mind!! Our firm will answer all your questions, describe your full range of options, and help guide you through the process step by step! Sometimes this will result in a dismissal of the charges, other times we can get the charges reduced to a minor offense. Either way, you are far better off getting in touch with us!!
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!!