Receiving Stolen Property Charges in St. Louis, MO - for as little as $450
Have you recently been charged with receiving stolen property in St. Louis, MO? Did you know that the goods you were receiving stolen? Did you believe that the items being given to you were legitimate? Did you have any reason to believe that the goods were stolen? Do you know if the value of the goods you received is more or less than $500? Are you trying to figure out your next steps? Are you thinking about just pleading guilty to the charge? If so, do you understand the full range of consequences that come with such a decision? Are you familiar with all of the benefits one may receive from hiring an experienced attorney to help you through the process?We Keep Our Fees Low So That Everyone Can Have Legal Representation
When you are charged with St. Louis receiving stolen property, the first thing to determine is whether or not you knew (or had reason to know) if the property you received was stolen. Because this is what the prosecutor would have to prove in order to gain a conviction against you. In many situations, the person who received the property had no idea that it had been stolen. For example, if you purchased the stolen property for far less than the item would normally go for, then the prosecutor can use that as evidence of your “knowledge” that it was stolen. But again, what if you thought it was simply a good deal that you had fallen into? What if you had no idea the items were stolen, and you had done nothing more than negotiated a good deal to pay for the items?$450 to Take Care of Most St Louis Missouri Criminal Defense Misdemeanors
This is why it is so important to retain legal counsel to help you out!! We would want to closely examine all the facts involved with your case to see if there are any defenses available to you. And at the very least, we would want to work closely with the local prosecutor to see if the charges could be reduced to a lesser infraction (so that nothing shows up on your permanent record).
But if you plead guilty, then you should know that it becomes a part of your record (which can have a devastating impact on your chances of getting a decent job in the future). And then of course there is the potential sentence that can be handed down for such a charge. For example, if the value of the goods received (that were allegedly stolen) was less than $500, then it is described as a Class A Misdemeanor (which comes with up to one (1) year of jail time and a fine of $1,000); but if the value was between $500 and $25,000, then it is a Class C Felony (which comes with up to seven (7) years of jail time and a fine of $5,000). So as you can see, it is far better to contact us than deal with any of the above-described consequences!!
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!!