St. Louis Bankruptcy Lawyer

ST LOUIS BANKRUPTCY Trying to deal with a mountain of debt can be enormously stressful. As the credit card statements and medical bills pile up, things can look bleak. And if your creditors sue you in court (and end up garnishing your wages, or levying your bank account, or placing a lien against your property ), your already tight budget gets more strained. This is nothing to say of the harassing phone calls, rude letters, and threats of lawsuits that you creditors can flood you with. But life does not have to continue like this. There is a chance to receive a fresh start / clean slate. The St. Louis bankruptcy lawyers at Brinkman & Alter will help you get your life back on track.

ST LOUIS CHAPTER 7: A Chapter 7 is described as a discharge of your unsecured debts (such as credit cards, medical bills, payday loans, etc.). The court literally knocks out your debts forever. Only $675 attorney fees for a Chapter 7!!

ST LOUIS CHAPTER 13: A Chapter 13 is described as a repayment plan over the course of three to five years during which certain debts are paid back. This gives you a chance to repay those debts in a much more manageable way. Upfront fees for a St. Louis Chapter 13 are $300. Call our St. Louis bankruptcy lawyers today to learn more!!


KANSAS CITY MO BANKRUPTCY If you are up to your neck in overdue bills, and can’t seem to make ends meet each month, then you already understand what it’s like to live with stress. Of course this kind of stress is amplified when the creditors call you night and day, send you threatening letters, and make demands for money you don’t have. And things don’t get any better once the wage garnishments start to come in (or if your checking account gets levied, or if your debts get handed over to a collection agency). But the good news is that there is a bright, shining light at the end of this tunnel! The Kansas City MO bankruptcy attorneys at Brinkman & Alter can help show you the way!!

KANSAS CITY MO CHAPTER 7: This kind of bankruptcy will get rid of all your unsecured debts forever (whether it is credit cards, medical bills, or payday loans). And it is still possible to keep all your major assets (so long as they do not have significant equity). Only $675 attorney fees for a Chapter 7!!

KANSAS CITY MO CHAPTER 13: A Ch13 is a repayment plan. It will be set up over a period of three to five years. During this time, certain debts will be paid back. If a Chapter 13 is going to be filed, it is always our goal to make the monthly plan payment as low as possible. Upfront fees for a Chapter 13 are $300.

ST LOUIS CRIMINAL DEFENSE When you are faced with criminal charges in St. Louis, the world can seem like it is collapsing in on you. It is constantly on your mind. And you can certainly feel as if you are on your own. But what if the police officer who issued the criminal citation violated your Constitutional rights? What if the charges leveled against you are grossly inaccurate? In most cases, the simple act of hiring a St. Louis criminal defense attorney can mean the difference between jail time and getting the charges thrown out altogether. At Brinkman & Alter, we want to make sure your rights are protected, but we also want to make sure that you do not end up paying outrageous fees in order to get the job done. Give us a call today, and speak to one of our experienced St Louis criminal defense attorneys today!!

ST LOUIS MISDEMEANORS: Whether it is marijuana possession, drug paraphernalia, trespassing, shoplifting, minor in possession, or disturbing the peace, prostitution, we will look closely at your case to determine the best course of action. Most misdemeanor level cases are only $375.

ST LOUIS FELONIES: If you have been charged with a felony in the St Louis area, then the best thing you can do is contact an attorney immediately (whether it is burglary, robbery, theft, drug possession, or weapons possession). You have certain rights and defenses that can be asserted. But unless you have someone experienced advocating for you, then you are fighting an uphill battle. Low level felonies start at only $750.

KANSAS CITY MO CRIMINAL DEFENSE If you plan on representing yourself on a criminal charge, then you are taking a huge risk / gamble. Why? Because the court will treat you as if you are in fact an attorney (with full knowledge of the law). But that’s why people hire legal counsel (to do the work for them). By retaining our services, you’ll be assured of expert, professional assistance to help fight the charges leveled against you. Just because the state charges you with a crime, that does not mean that you are guilty of that crime (or even that it should have been issued in the first place). Please do let us assist through this difficult time!! The Kansas City MO criminal defense attorneys at Brinkman & Alter are ready to help!

KANSAS CITY MO MISDEMEANORS There are many criminal charges that the state can bring against you: trespassing, disturbing the peace, shoplifting / theft, minor in possession, or prostitution. With each case we take, our goal is to closely examine the facts, determine the best defense strategy, and get you the possible outcome. Most fees for a Kansas City MO misdemeanor are only $375.

KANSAS CITY MO FELONIES Getting charged with a felony can completely upend your whole life. Felony charges in Kansas City are a very serious matter, and should be handled with absolute care. Why? Because most felonies in the state of Missouri come with significant jail time and very high fines. So please do contact us as soon as possible so we can start examine the specific facts of your case! Fees for a low level felony start at $750.

ST LOUIS TRAFFIC TICKETS AND WARRANTS At one point or another in your life, there is a very good chance that you will receive a St. Louis traffic ticket. Some of the more common examples would of course be speeding, stop sign violations, lane change violations, driving while suspended, and failure to show proof of insurance. Traffic citations are certainly a nuisance. But unless you hire a St. Louis speeding ticket attorney to get it fixed, then the state of Missouri will assess points to your permanent driving record. This in turn will increase your automobile insurance (and could even lead to a suspension of your driving privileges). And if nothing at all is done with the ticket, the judge will issue a bench warrant for your arrest. But at Brinkman & Alter, we want to handle all your traffic tickets properly and get them reduced to a non-moving violation (so that your car insurance is not affected and your driver’s license is kept safe). And if your St. Louis traffic ticket has gone to warrant, we can request that the judge recall it. Fees for most tickets are $35. Fees for a warrant are $150.

KANSAS CITY MO TRAFFIC TICKETS AND WARRANTS Most people can expect to receive (at some point in their lives) some sort of traffic ticket. The most common example would of course be a speeding ticket, but there are several other violations (such as stop sign infractions, lane change violations, and no proof of insurance). But the last thing you want to do is plead guilty to such a ticket! Why? Because a guilty plea will lead to points going onto your permanent driving record. Points on your record will result in astronomical auto insurance. And if you get too many points, your driving privileges can even be suspended. So don’t allow that to happen!! Get in touch with us instead! Most KCMO traffic tickets are $35. Most arrest warrants are $150.

ST LOUIS DRIVING WHILE SUSPENDED TICKET This kind of traffic infraction occurs when you are caught operating a vehicle while your driving privileges are currently suspended. As a result, the state of Missouri handles a DWS in a very serious manner. If do not get this type of ticket resolved, then you receive twelve (12) additional points to your record (and you will likely have to endure yet another year of a suspended license). But we can help you get back to an active status, resolve the DWS ticket, and get you back out on the road driving legally!! Fees for most St. Louis Driving While Suspended tickets are $225. Please do give us a call today to find out more!!

KANSAS CITY MO DRIVING WHILE SUSPENDED TICKET A DWS ticket in Kansas City MO can be a challenging matter to handle (even for a seasoned attorney)! So trying to solve this problem on your own would be quite difficult. But we have many years’ worth of experience with Driving While Suspended tickets in the state of Missouri. The first step in addressing this kind of charge is to figure out why your driving privileges were suspended to begin with. That will determine how much work will be involved in getting the ticket fixed. But regardless, we are here to help! So please do give us a call right away. The sooner we speak with you about it, the sooner we can get you back behind the wheel with a reinstated license!! Fees for a KCMO DWS start at $225.


Collection agencies are notorious for their aggressive tactics. Endless phone calls, rude comments, harassing threats. It is not uncommon for third-party collectors to engage in unlawful behavior. This is especially true when it comes to the provisions of the FDCPA. This is the federal consumer law that tightly regulates what a collector can and cannot do when it attempts to collect on a debt. At Brinkman & Alter, we take a very close look at all collection activity that has occurred (whether it is a letter, or a voicemail, or a phone call to your place of work). There is absolutely no cost to you for any work that we may do on a Fair Debt Collection Practices Act case (you do not pay us a dime). And if in fact the collector has violated your rights under this law, they have to pay you up to $1,000. If you are dealing with third-party collectors, please do get in touch with our St. Louis bankruptcy attorneys right away!!


If you are an hourly wage earner (i.e. paid by the hour), you may from time to time work more than forty (40) hours in any given week. When that happens, your employer is supposed to pay you an increased rate per hour worked (ex. time-and-a-half). But what if your employer fails to compensate you appropriately? What if your employer withholds wages that are rightfully yours? This is the basic idea behind the FLSA. It is a federal law (enacted in 1938) that protects wage earners against the wrongdoing of an employer. Our team of lawyers will examine your job history (including all records of your income over the previous year), and make sure that your federal rights are upheld. There are no fees required from you. Any work that we might do on this type of case is free of charge. If in fact your employer violated your rights under the Fair Labor Standards Act, it is your employer who will have to pay our fees. In addition, the law states that you may recover wages that should have been paid to you. But as a form of punishment, the employer will have to double those lost earnings. If you believe that your federal wage rights have been violated, please do get in touch with us as soon as possible!!

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