AS LOW AS $750 FOR CERTAIN ST LOUIS FELONIES
Yes, it is. And when such a deal can be made, then the whole matter can end there. But sometimes a plea agreement cannot be worked out (or perhaps the deal that the prosecutor is offering is so bad that you might as well go to trial). And when that happens, you absolutely have other options and rights.
Nine times out of ten, a deal will be worked out between your St Louis criminal defense lawyer and the prosecutor in regards to the crime that you have been charged with. The court prefers that this occur because it makes for a more efficient system. Just imagine if every single charge that the state brings against someone is taken to trial. It would clog up the courts so much that nothing would get done!!
And the prosecutor recognizes this fact. He/she has a ton of files on his/her desk that need attention, so it makes things a lot easier for the prosecutor’s office if things can be handled with a deal too. But on the other hand, it could be the case that the prosecutor does not think that a deal is a good idea. Sometimes the prosecutor believes that you should be charged as is (and no recommendation to lower the charges is offered).
PLEADING GUILTY IS NOT YOUR BEST OPTION!!
In that kind of situation, you most certainly have options. And this is why it is so very important to hire a good law firm to represent you!! Our firm will review all the facts of your case, make a determination as to the best strategy moving forward, explain all of your options, answer all of your questions, and help guide you through the process!!!
The affordable St. Louis criminal defense attorneys at The Law Office of Jennifer Alter-Rieken, have been helping people with their felony and misdemeanor 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 misdemeanor case start at $375. Fees for a felony start as low as $750. 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!!