St Louis Felony Assault
A felony assault charge in St Louis is a very serious matter. It is one of the highest-level crimes you can be charged with. This is because it very often involves serious physical injury to one or more people (sometimes with a deadly weapon). As a result, the state reserves this type of charge for situations in which someone’s life was in mortal danger.
But just because the state of Missouri has charged you with this crime, it does not mean that it can prove that you are guilty of it. There are a number of elements that must be proven beyond a reasonable doubt that you have in fact committed felony assault in St Louis.
PLEADING GUILTY IS NOT YOUR BEST OPTION!!
And even when an assault charge is made, there are certain defenses that can be asserted. For instance, if you used force to protect yourself against another person’s physical aggression, then the self-defense can be established.
Depending on the facts and circumstances of your case, the assault felony charge could be a Class A, B, or C. A Class C felony assault charge in St Louis is the lowest level (and therefore deemed to be of a less serious nature). But regardless, each one of these classes comes with a potential jail sentence of several years (and possibly a very large fine).
If you do not hire an experienced St Louis criminal defense lawyer to help you, or you decide to defend yourself, then you are putting quite a bit at risk. If you end up pleading guilty to this kind of charge, then it will become a part of your permanent record. And having such a criminal conviction on your record will make it very difficult to get a job, rent an apartment, or secure a student loan (because each one of those entities will run a criminal background check on you).
The affordable St. Louis criminal defense attorneys at The Law Office of Jennifer Alter-Rieken have been taking care of drug convictions in Missouri for over ten (10) years. We specialize in making sure that your record stays clean, and so that you can move forward with life. And we want to do it all at an affordable price. The upfront fees for a typical felony possession of a controlled substance start at $750. But the initial consultation to discuss your legal issues is free of charge. So contact us today to learn more!!
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.