Only $450 To Handle Most Bellerive, MO Stealing or Theft Charges


There are a few things you should know about before you decide to plead guilty to your Bellerive MO stealing charge:

1.    If you plead guilty, it will become a part of your permanent record
2.    This means that anytime a criminal background check is run, the stealing conviction will show up
3.    If the stealing conviction is on your record, then you will have a difficult time getting a good job, or renting an apartment, or even being accepting into certain schools


In addition to these consequences, you will have to contend with the sentence that the court can potentially impose. 

As of January 1, 2017, the following laws regarding stealing / theft / shoplifting went into effect:

1.    If you are caught with goods valuing less than $150, and you have had no prior stealing-related charges, it is a Class D Misdemeanor
2.    If you are caught with goods valuing between $150 - $750, it is a Class A Misdemeanor
3.    If you are caught stealing an animal;  or if you have been previously found guilty of three 93) stealing-related cases within ten (10) years of the present case, it is a Class E Felony
4.    If you are caught with goods valuing between $750 - $25,000, it is a Class D Felony
5.    If you are caught with goods valuing $25,000 or more, it is a Class C Felony


If you are not interested in having this type of thing on your record (or if you would like to stay out of jail), here are a few things that a good Bellerive Missouri criminal defense attorney can do for you:

1.    The attorney will have an opportunity to look into the facts of your case to see if the charges can be thrown out
2.    Your lawyer can also be working closely with the local prosecutor to possibly get the charges reduced to a lesser infraction (like “littering”)
3.    And if neither of those two options is available, the lawyer might be able to secure an SIS (suspended imposition of sentence) on your behalf;  this involves a period of probation (after the completion of which the charges drop off altogether)

So as you can see, retaining the services of a skilled St. Louis attorney is far better than the alternative!!

The affordable St. Louis stealing defense attorneys at The Law Office of Jennifer Alter-Rieken, have been helping people with their theft charges for over ten (10) years.  Our goal is to make sure that the charges leveled against you do not stay on your permanent record, and do any lasting damage.  And we want to do all of this at an affordable price.  The fees for a typical shoplifting case start at $450.  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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