Stealing Charges in Normandy, MO - for as little as $450
Have you recently been charged with stealing or theft in or around Normandy, MO (or anywhere else in the St. Louis area)? Was the value of the goods stolen more or less than $500? Did you know that if you plead guilty to this kind of charge, you could be facing a misdemeanor or felony (depending on the value of the goods taken)? Are you familiar with all the consequences of having a criminal conviction on your permanent record? Are you familiar with all of the benefits one receives by hiring an experienced St. Louis criminal defense lawyer to help you through the process?
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There is no benefit whatsoever to you pleading guilty to a Normandy MO stealing charge. In fact, pleading guilty will only result in negative consequences for you in the end. For example, a stealing and/or theft charge will become a permanent criminal conviction on your record, forever. That means any time in the future that you apply for a job, or try to rent an apartment, or put in an application for a loan, or for a Commercial Driver’s License, the conviction will likely prevent you from enjoying these things.
$450 TO TAKE CARE OF MOST NORMANDY MISSOURI MISDEMEANOR STEALING CHARGES
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
PLEADING GUILTY IS NOT YOUR BEST OPTION!!
But we have a much different plan in mind!! To begin with, we will want to examine all of the facts surrounding your case to determine if there are any viable defenses that we can assert on your behalf. We would also want to work closely with the local prosecutor to see about getting the charges reduced to a lesser offense (so that nothing shows up on your record). And at the very least, we would want to try and work out an SIS with the court. SIS stands for “suspended imposition of sentence,” which usually comes with a period of probation between one to two years. So long as you stay clean during that period of time (and do not get into any more trouble), then once the probation has ended the original charge drops off altogether.
The affordable St. Louis stealing defense 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 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!!