Only $450 - Ellisville MO Misdemeanor Criminal Defense
The vast majority of people all over the country do not hire or make use of a defense attorney when they are charged with a crime. They either believe that “it’s not that big of a deal” or that they can’t afford a lawyer to help them out.
This is precisely why we keep our fees so very low (starting at $450 for a typical misdemeanor). But even when we inform folks of our low fees, there are plenty of people who still find that number too high (and decide to represent themselves without the aid of an attorney). If you go the route of self-representation, there are a few things you should know ahead of time.
PLEADING GUILTY IS NOT YOUR BEST OPTION!!
First of all, almost every single person who does not hire an experienced St Louis criminal defense attorney ends up simply pleading guilty to the charge. Why? Because they have no training or experience in how the court system works, how the prosecutor makes decisions, or what the judge can and can’t do. They walk into court blind, and walk out with a criminal record.
The ironic thing about is that folks believe they are walking away with a good deal (because they didn’t have to do any jail time, and their fine was relatively small). But when you plead guilty, it will go on your permanent record forever as a criminal conviction. Why is that bad? Because when you apply for a job in the future (or to rent an apartment, or take out a loan), the employer will run a background check on you (and you’ll likely be screened out as a candidate).
But we have a much better plan in mind!! We want to examine the facts of your case, answer all your questions, and help to ensure that your record stays clean! All you need to do is give us a call, and we’ll get started right away.
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!!