St Louis Felony First 1st Degree Property Damage
Have you been charged with First Degree Property Damage in St Louis? Was the damage to the property in excess of $750? Did you know that for such a charge, you could receive a Class B, C, or D Felony? Are you aware of the potential sentences that can be handed down for such offenses (both jail time and fines)? Did you know that hiring an experienced St Louis criminal defense lawyer can greatly improve your chances of getting the charges reduced or dropped?
DAMAGE IN EXCESS OF $750: The state of Missouri makes it a crime if you “knowingly damage” the property of another, and the cost of that damage is greater than seven hundred and fifty dollars. This is described as a Class D Felony. Mo Stat. 569.100.1 (1)
DEFRAUDING AN INSURER: If you damage property in an attempt to defraud an insurer, and that damage is in excess of $1,000, it is a Class D Felony. Mo Stat. 569.100.1 (2)
DAMAGE TO A VEHICLE: Another example would damage to a car while trying to steal something inside the vehicle. This type of charge is a Class C Felony. Mo Stat. 569.100.1 (3) (Unless you have been charged previously of the same thing before, in which case it is a Class B Felony).
As you can see, these are serious charges, and should therefore be treated with all due seriousness. If you were to try and handle this type of case all by yourself, there is a strong likelihood that not only would you serve jail time, but you would also greatly damage your future.
PLEADING GUILTY IS NOT YOUR BEST OPTION!!
But there is a better alternative!! Our goal is to make sure you receive proper representation, so that you fully understand your options and rights. We also want to make sure that all of your questions are answered, and that you in a good position to make the right decision about your legal defense.
The affordable St. Louis criminal defense attorneys at The Law Office of Jennifer Alter-Rieken have been taking care of criminal charges 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 low level felony charge 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.