St Louis Felony Drug Possession


If you have been charged with Class C Felony for drug possession in St Louis, you will definitely need legal counsel to help you through the process.
But if you choose to go through the criminal justice system by yourself, you should be aware of a few things:

1.    A Class C Felony in Missouri can come with up to seven (7) years in jail, and up to a $5,000 fine

2.    If you plead guilty to this charge, it will go on your permanent record

3.    If you have a felony criminal conviction on your permanent record, then it will be incredibly difficult to get a decent job in the future (or an apartment, or taking out a student loan)

Many people believe that they can navigate their way through the justice system on their own.  But this is usually because they cannot come up with the funds to pay an attorney (or they make too much to qualify for the Public Defender’s Office).  Indeed, most St Louis criminal defense attorneys charge well over $1,000 upfront for such a charge.  This in turn means that a lot of people do not receive any legal representation at all.


We have a much different approach.  At The Law Office of Jennifer Alter-Rieken, we firmly believe that everyone (regardless of their economic standing) should have access to proper legal advice and expertise.  In other words, you should not have to go without representation simply because you cannot afford to pay the high fees typically charged by the legal world.

So what will our firm do for you?  First of all, you will need to fully understand what you options are.  A full description will be provided.  Secondly, you will need to be made aware of your legal rights (whether they are Constitutional rights, or based on local statutes).  And third, your questions will be answered thoroughly.  Many times people don’t like hearing the answers we give, but we will always be straightforward and honest with 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.

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