Only $450 - Ferguson MO Misdemeanor Criminal Defense
There has been a lot of national news centered around Ferguson MO, and for good reason. What happened to Michael Brown in 2014 is an all-too-often occurrence around the country in predominately black communities. And the fact of the matter is that the way in which police forces treat individuals matters just as much as anything else an officer does.
PLEADING GUILTY IS NOT YOUR BEST OPTION!!
For instance, an officer of the law in Ferguson MO, has the ability to cite you with a criminal infraction. This could be marijuana possession, drug paraphernalia, trespassing, or stealing. But each one of those charges, it is incumbent upon the state to prove that you are in fact guilty.
In most instances, the local prosecutor is willing to work out a deal. This deal includes lowering the original charge (like disturbing the peace) down to some lesser offense (like “littering,” which will never show up on your record). Or in the alternative, the prosecutor is sometimes willing to set up a probationary period through what is referred to as an “SIS”. That stands for ‘suspended imposition of sentence.’ So long as you go through the probationary period cleanly, without getting into any other trouble, then the charges will drop off (as if they never existed).
The alternative, of course, is to represent yourself. But you should know that the vast majority of people who go this route end up doing nothing more than pleading guilty to the charge. And when you do that, the result is a criminal conviction on your permanent record. This can have a substantial impact on your ability to get a job, rent an apartment, or take out a loan (because each of those entities will run a criminal background check on you).
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!!