Oak Grove Missouri Criminal Defense - for as little as $450


If you have been charged with a crime in Oak Grove Missouri (or anywhere else in the Kansas City MO area), your best available option is to hire an experienced criminal defense attorney to help you get through it.  But the reality of the matter is that most defense attorneys charge an arm and a leg for their services (sometimes several thousands of dollars for a simple case).  As a result, most folks are not in a position to hire a lawyer, and instead end up representing themselves.


This is precisely why we keep our fees as low as possible:  so that the greatest number of people can have access to professional, experienced, and aggressive legal counsel.  Why?  Because if it is true that everyone has a right to an attorney, then we really are a great country.  But if the right to an attorney is completely dependent upon someone’s ability to shell out thousands of dollars, then it is not a fair system at all.  


But as I mentioned above, the vast majority of people across the nation do not hire an attorney for criminal (or even traffic) matters.  So they walk into court (usually held in the evening) alone, walk up to the podium in front of the judge by themselves, and have no idea what to do.  Here’s what normally goes down:  The judge will read off the charges leveled against you, then ask, “How do you plead to these charges?”  Most people will at this point start to ask questions and/or try to give their side of the story.  But the judge will cut you off quickly:  “I’m not your attorney, so I can’t give you legal advice or provide answers to your legally-based questions.  All I need to know is if you plead guilty, or not guilty.  If you plead not guilty, I will set the matter for a trial date.  If you plead guilty tonight, you will be given and fine, and you can leave.”  For most, this is like sweet music to the ears.  Only a fine??  No jail time?!  Where do I sign up??!!  And just as you might suspect, these folks all pretty much do the same thing:  they plead guilty, then drive themselves home (with a smile on their face).

But what the court will not tell you about is all of the short- and long-term consequences that will befall after you make this decision.  To begin with, once you plead guilty, the state of Missouri will convert this into a criminal conviction that goes on to your permanent record (where it will stay, permanently).  So when you go to apply for a job in the future, and your potential employer runs a simple criminal background check (which are becoming pretty standard), this conviction will show up.  As a result, there is a very good chance that you’ll be passed over (in favor of a different candidate who has a clean record).  The same thing would be true when you go to rent an apartment, take out a loan, or sometimes when you stay at a motel room.  

However, you do have other options available to you.  And it starts with a phone call to us.  In some situations, we can get your criminal charges in Oak Grove MO reduced to a lesser infraction (so that nothing negative goes on your permanent record).  And in different scenarios, we can even get the charges dropped altogether (but that will depend entirely upon the individual facts of your case).  So please do get in touch with us as soon as possible! 

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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