Belton Missouri Criminal Defense - for as little as $450


If you are facing a criminal charge in Belton MO (or anywhere else in the greater Kansas City MO area), then the best thing to do is retain legal representation.  That’s not exactly ground-breaking news to most people.  But what if you can’t afford to hire an attorney?  What if all the places you call are asking for fees that are far outside your budget?  This is the situation that the vast majority of Americans face (all across the country).  As a result, most folks end up acting as their own lawyer.


But when this set of circumstances arises, the outcome is almost always the same:  an individual representing themselves will plead guilty to the charges.  Why?  It might help if I were to briefly describe what you can expect in court:  It will be held at night (usually around 6 or 7pm).  You’ll see row after row of metal chairs for all the other people on the docket who have been accused of similar crimes.  And you might even spot a couple of sharply dressed men and women towards the front (these are the attorneys who are there to represent the folks who had the funds to shell out thousands of dollars, but the attorneys will be done very quickly, since their cases are always taken up first).  Eventually, your name will be called, and you will be instructed to come forward and stand before the judge.  The judge will then read the charges leveled against you, and ask how you wish to plead?  


It is at this point that folks will begin to give their version of events (because they believe, incorrectly, this is the appropriate time in which to do so).  But you’ll get only a few words out of your mouth before the judge will abruptly cut you off.  Why?  Because all the judge wants is your plea:  guilty, or not guilty?  This is usually followed by a lot of stammering, hemming and hawing, before the judge asks once again, “How do you wish to plead?  If you plead not guilty, then we set the matter for a trial at a later date.  Or you could plead guilty, and go home tonight with a small fine.”  Suddenly, your face starts to brighten!  Only a small fine?  No jail time?  You must be getting off scot free!  This is the point in time when the vast majority of people decide to plead guilty.  

But what nobody ever tells you about are the long-term consequences that will come your way when you make such a decision.  Why doesn’t the judge, prosecutor, or clerk tell you about the long-term consequences of pleading guilty?  Because they are not your attorney (and therefore have no obligation to do so).  So now let’s fast forward to six months later, and you are in the process of applying for a job that you know if perfect for you.  You’ve gone through all the interviews, and you have passed them all with flying colors!  The only thing left is for the potential employer to do a criminal background check on you (which is becoming standard procedure in most industries).  This report will of course reveal everything you’d rather keep hidden (because that guilty plea you made six months ago has been converted into a criminal conviction on your permanent record).  In most situations like this, you miss out on the job that looked so good (because the potential employer decided to screen you out as a candidate).  The same thing would be true when you go to rent an apartment (expect that the background check is normally done right upfront).

But it does not have to turn out this way for you.  There is a much better route available for you to take.  And it all starts with a simple phone call to us.  Our belief is that everyone should have access to good, experienced, and professional legal counsel (regardless of their income levels).  And this is precisely why we keep our fees as low as possible (so that a greater number of people can gain the benefits of expert representation).  So please do get in touch with us right away, and we will get started on your case!

The affordable Kansas City MO criminal defense attorneys at Brinkman & Alter, LLC, have been helping people with their 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 $450.  But the initial consultation to discuss your legal issues is free of charge.  So contact us today!!

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