Only $450 - Crestwood MO Misdemeanor Criminal Defense
Have you been cited for trespassing, or marijuana possession, or stealing in Crestwood MO? Do you understand the consequences of pleading guilty for such an offense? Do you know about the long term effects of pleading guilty?
Because if you are unaware of the answers to these questions, then you really should give us a call!! Many people think that they can simply represent themselves on a criminal matter. And that is certainly your right (the law does not require that you get an attorney to help you out).
PLEADING GUILTY IS NOT YOUR BEST OPTION!!
But here is how that idea is going to play out: you go to court by yourself; the judge calls you up to the podium, and reads off the charges; the judge will then ask how you wish to plead (guilty or not guilty); you will start to give your version of the events and/or facts; the judge will cut you off, and ask you how you wish to plead; you will likely persist in making an argument (because you are under the impression that that is your chance to explain things); the judge will cut you off again, and ask if you want to set the matter for a trial; you will then say that you’re not an attorney; and the judge will state, “Then you should go hire one!”
When we are hired, the first we take a close look at is whether or not we can get the charges dropped (this might be possible if there were an Constitutional violations of your rights). Or we could work out a deal with the prosecutor (to try and get the charges reduced to a lesser offense). And in some cases we can get an SIS, which suspends the imposition of any charge (and if you stay out of trouble during the probationary period, the charges drop off as if they never existed).
Either way, you should get in touch with us as soon as possible! We will get started on your case immediately!!
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!!