Only $450 - Manchester MO Misdemeanor Criminal Defense
There are only a couple different ways to handle a criminal charge in Manchester MO: 1) you can represent yourself; 2) you can hire an experienced St Louis criminal defense lawyer.
Those are really the only two ways to go about it. And if you choose the first option (that of acting as your own attorney), there are several things you should know. To begin with, although the law does not require that you hire a lawyer to help guide you through the criminal justice system, the judge will absolutely treat you as if you are in fact an attorney. Why? Because when you represent yourself, the judge will draw no distinction between yourself and an actual licensed professional.
PLEADING GUILTY IS NOT YOUR BEST OPTION!!
The other thing that you should know about self-representation is that most folks end up doing nothing more than pleading guilty to the charge. They usually do this because they feel pressure from the court to do so (and they don’t really know what sort of options that are available to them). And once a guilty plea is entered, it will become a part of your permanent record.
This is not a good outcome, because most entities run criminal background checks on people when they apply for a job, rent an apartment, or take out a loan. If a conviction shows up, then there is a good likelihood that you’ll be screened out as a candidate.
But it doesn’t have to go this way!! We have a much better plan in mind! All you need to do is give us a call (or shoot us a text, send us an email, or fill out an online form). And we will take care of the rest!
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!!