Only $450 - St Ann MO Misdemeanor Criminal Defense


There are several different kinds of misdemeanor crimes that St Ann MO can charge you with:  possession of marijuana, drug paraphernalia, stealing, trespassing, disturbing the peace, or assault, it is very important that it is handled correctly and with professional care.

You can of course choose to represent yourself (and not hire an attorney), but if you go that route, you should know that most people in that kind of situation do nothing more than plead guilty to the charge.


Why do they plead guilty?  Because they have no idea that there is any other sort of option available to them.  And if someone believes that their only recourse is to plead guilty, then that’s what they will most likely do.

But there is a problem with going this route.  A guilty plea will allow the state to put the charge on your permanent record.  And this can cause some serious problems in the future (when you hunt for a job, rent an apartment, or apply for a student loan).

Why?  Because each of these entities will almost certainly run a background check on you, which will obviously show the conviction.  So for instance, if you plead guilty to possession of marijuana, you will have a drug conviction on your record.  A potential employer will see this with a background check, and as a result, you will very likely be screened out as a candidate.

But it does not have to go this way!!  There is a far better route to take!  We will examine all the facts of your case, and get you the best outcome possible.  Sometimes we can even get the charges dropped altogether (especially if your Constitutional rights were violate).  But more often than not, we can get the charge reduced to a lesser infraction (so that nothing negative shows up on your record).

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!!

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