How Do I Keep A Criminal Charge From Going On My Record in Kansas City MO?


There are two ways to keep a criminal charge (either misdemeanor or felony) off your record:  1) you can seek to have the charges dismissed (by showing the prosecutor enough evidence to support the charge, or by securing a favorable ruling after a full trial);  2) by hiring an experienced Kansas City MO criminal defense attorney to help you out.


Most people who have been criminally charged in the Kansas City MO area do not hire an attorney (usually because they do have sufficient funds to pay for a high-priced defense firm).  Instead, they almost always plead guilty to the charge.  But if you plead guilty, the criminal infraction will become a part of your permanent record.  So anyone who decides to run a background check (like a potential employer) will see it.  This in turn could cost you a job, an apartment, a student loan, or in some cases it will keep your from being able to open a simple checking account.


And this guilty charge will stay on your record forever.  So just imagine its ten years down the road.  You are a whole new person, you’ve changed quite a bit from your earlier days.  You go to apply for a job that you are more than qualified for.  But in the end, you get screened out as a candidate (because of the blemish on your record).  It is quite literally a scar that you’ll carry forever!

So there is obviously a tremendous incentive for you to keep such a mark off your record.  But how does one go about achieving this goal?  We keep our fees as low as possible so that people can afford good representation (and receive the same outcome that would get if you paid thousands of dollars to a very nicely dressed attorney).  From the first moment we meet with you, our team will examine the facts of your case (to determine whether or not we can get the case dismissed).  Our next step will a conversation with the local prosecutor about getting the charges reduced to a lesser infraction.  If we are successful in achieving this goal, then nothing negative would show up on your record at all (and you would pay a fine of $200-300 to the court).  And in some cases, we might be able to work out an SIS (which is basically a probationary period of time, after which the charges are dropped altogether).

So as you can see, there are options available to most folks who have been charged with a crime in Kansas City MO!!  All you need to do is give us a call, and we will get to work right away 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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