Only $450 - South St Louis County MO Misdemeanor Criminal Defense
The best way to ensure that you receive a positive outcome on a criminal charge is by hiring an experienced St Louis criminal defense attorney. Because if you decide to represent yourself, chances are that you will do nothing more than plead guilty to the charge.
Why is that a bad outcome? Because pleading guilty will allow the state to put the conviction on your permanent record. And once it is on your record, it will stay there forever (hence the term “permanent”). This will have a very negative impact on a lot of the things you’ll want to accomplish in the future. For example, when you rent an apartment in the St Louis area, most landlords will run a criminal background check on you. If your record is unclean (because you’ve plead guilty a criminal charge), then there is a decent likelihood that you’ll be screened out as a candidate.Pleading Guilty Is Not Your Best Option!!
This would also be true for a potential job opportunity, a business loan with your bank, or an application for student financial aid to go to college. And it should also be mentioned that a guilty plea will open the door for the court to impose some sort of sentence upon you. For instance, if you’re caught with less than 35 grams of marijuana, the state will charge you with a Class A Misdemeanor. This comes with a potential sentence of up to one (1) year in jail, and a fine of $1,000.
But if we take on your case, we have a much better plan in mind!! We will closely examine all the facts of your case, determine the best course of action moving forward, and get you the best outcome possible! Sometimes this will result in an outright dismissal of the charges; and sometimes we can work out a deal with the prosecutor in which the charges are reduced to something minor (so that nothing negative appears on your record). Either way, this is a far better outcome than simply pleading guilty!!
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!!