Trespassing Charges in Berkeley, MO - for as Little as $450
Have you been charged with trespassing in Berkeley, MO (or anywhere in St. Louis)? Were you in someone else’s home or on someone else’s property when you should not have been (especially property owned by someone you used to be in a relationship with, or someone who used to be your friend)? Or did you stay on the premises of a commercial business after you asked to leave (like a local casino or bar)? Did you know that a St. Louis trespassing charge can involve jail time and a fine?We Want to Get the Trespassing Charge Reduced so It Will Not Show up on Your Record!!
Fortunately, a Berkeley, MO trespassing charge can be handled by an experienced attorney. In a lot of trespassing cases, a good lawyer can get the charges reduced to something that will not harm your permanent record (like getting the charges amended down to “littering”). But the last thing that you want to do is to simply plead guilty to the charges of trespassing. It may seem like the easier route to take, but pleading guilty will allow the state to place the conviction on your permanent record. And once you plead guilty to the charge, there is virtually no chance to expunge (remove) it. In the state of Missouri, a trespass is described as a misdemeanor. If you are charged with Trespass in the 1st Degree, it is labeled as a Class B Misdemeanor (with the imposition of a prison term of up to two (2) years and a fine). If you are charged with Trespass in the 2nd Degree, it is classified as an infraction.Pleading Guilty to the Charge Is Not Your Best Option!!
But the experienced St. Louis trespass defense lawyers at The Law Office of Jennifer Alter-Rieken will look at all the facts surrounding your particular case and determine what sort of defense is best for your situation. For example, was the property (that you supposedly trespassed onto) enclosed with a fence or some other kind of barrier to keep people out? Or was there a sign that clearly indicated that the property onto which you were allegedly trespassing was off limits? Our team will examine each aspect of your particular case, and then work closely with the local prosecutor to get the charges either dropped or reduced to some lesser charge.Fees for a Standard Trespass Start at $450
The affordable St. Louis trespass defense attorneys at The Law Office of Jennifer Alter-Rieken, have been helping people with their criminal defense 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 Berkeley trespassing 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!!