Shoplifting Charges at the South County Center in St. Louis, MO - for as little as $450
Did you get a shoplifting (or common theft) charge recently at the South County Center in St. Louis? Was the value of the goods allegedly stolen more or less than $500 (and do you know why that is such an important question)? Did a security guard detain you? If so, was the detention performed in an unlawful manner than violated your rights? Are you aware of the consequences involved with pleading guilty to shoplifting in Missouri? Do you know about the advantages of hiring an experienced attorney to help guide you through the process?
WE WANT TO GET THE MISSOURI SHOPLIFTING CHARGE REDUCED SO THAT IT DOES NOT SHOW UP ON YOUR RECORD
At The Law Office of Jennifer Alter-Rieken, we want to achieve one of two main goals in a situation such as this: 1) get the charges reduced to a much lesser infraction (like “littering,” which does not even show up on your permanent record); or 2) get the charges dropped altogether (this option is a less likely outcome, but there are some factual situations in which a good attorney can get it done). Either way, this is a far better turnout than you simply pleading guilty!! Why? Here are a few good reasons:
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
As you can see, it is a far better strategy to engage an experienced attorney for advice first before you do anything (especially pleading guilty to the charge). Because in addition to the potential jail sentences, you can also expect that such a mark on your record will have serious consequences for you future job prospects.
$450 TO TAKE CARE OF MOST MISSOURI SHOPLIFTING CHARGES
The affordable St. Louis shoplifting 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 KEEP OUR FEES LOW SO THAT EVERYONE CAN HAVE LEGAL REPRESENTATION
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!!