Only $450 - Country Club Hills MO Misdemeanor Criminal Defense
If you have been charged with a crime in Country Club Hills MO, then your best option is contact a good St Louis criminal defense attorney!! Why? Because if you were to represent yourself, chances are you’ll end up pleading guilty to the charge.
PLEADING GUILTY IS NOT YOUR BEST OPTION!!
Why is that a bad outcome? Because a guilty plea will stay on your record forever (as a criminal conviction). So if someone runs a background check on you (because you are trying to rent an apartment, apply for a job, or take out a loan), they will see the charge. And this could have a substantial impact on whether or not you get the job, the apartment, or the loan.
So instead, you should give us a call!! We will answer all your questions, describe your full range of options, and help make sure you receive the best possible outcome. To begin with, we will make a determination as to whether the charges brought against you should be dropped. This will depend on the specific facts of your case (because in some cases, your Constitutional rights may have been violated).
The next best option would be to work out a deal with the local prosecutor (i.e. a plea bargain). This is where we would get the current charge (whether it is marijuana possession, stealing, or trespass) down to a much lesser offense (like “littering,” which does not show up on your permanent record). Or in the alternative (if the first two options are unavailable), it sometimes possible to secure an SIS (“suspended imposition of sentence”). This is a situation in which a probationary period is established (usually a year or two), and if you stay out of trouble during the time, the charge will drop off as if it never existed.
Of course, you do have the right as an American citizen to demand a trial. This would give you a chance to force the prosecutor to prove that the charges alleged (put on witnesses and/or evidence to show your innocence). But it should be made clear that, although it is your right, demanding a trial does not automatically mean that you are going to be cleared of all charges. And in fact, if you are found to be guilty of the crime by a judge or jury, then the penalty handed down could be severe.
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!!