Property Damage Charges in St. Louis, MO - for as little as $450
Have you been charged with property damage in St. Louis, MO? Did you mishandle someone else’s belongings? Were you on someone else’s property when it happened? Or did the incident take place in a public setting? Are you now trying to figure out what to do next? Are you considering pleading guilty to the charge? If so, do you fully understand the consequences of such a decision? Are you familiar with all the benefits one might receive from hiring an experienced attorney to help you through the matter?We Keep Our Fees Low So That Everyone Can Have Legal Representation
There are two categories of St. Louis property damage: 1st Degree and 2nd Degree. The difference between the two charges comes down to a factor of value, as in, the dollar value of damage caused to the property itself. For instance, if the damage you caused to the property was in excess of $750, then the state considers it to be a Class D Felony (which can come with a potential sentence of up to four (4) years of jail and a fine of $5,000); or if the damage to the property is less than $750, then it is a Class B Misdemeanor (which comes with up to six (6) months in jail and a $500 fine).$450 to Take Care of Most St Louis Missouri Criminal Defense Misdemeanors
But we have a much different plan in mind!! To begin with, the state can often charge you with a First Degree charge of property damage in St. Louis simply because they overvalued the damage. In other words, you could easily be charged with the wrong degree of offense because the state incorrectly believes that the value is over $750. This is why we would do a thorough examination of the facts surrounding your case to determine if there are any defenses that we may assert on your behalf. And at the very least, we want to see about getting the charge reduced to a lesser infraction (so that it does not show up on your record at all). So the last thing you would want to do is plead guilty to the charge!!
The affordable St. Louis criminal defense attorneys at The Law Office of Jennifer Alter-Rieken, have been helping people with their misdemeanor 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 misdemeanor 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!!