Criminal Charges Reduced or Expungement of Convictions
Call St. Louis criminal defense attorney Andrea Storey Rogers today at (314) 724-5059.
An Attorney Can Negotiate a Plea Bargain With the Court to Get Your Criminal Charges Dismissed or Reduced to a Lesser Charge
Criminal charges can have long-lasting effects on your life. These charges will be on your permanent criminal record and may affect your ability to get a job, obtain credit, buy car insurance, or be accepted into a college or university.
In many situations, an attorney can negotiate a plea bargain with the court and get the criminal charges dismissed or reduced to a lesser charge. You will have to pay a fine and court costs and, depending on the circumstances of your case, you may also be required to take court-ordered classes, complete a certain number of hours of community service, or serve a period of time on probation.
Some Convictions Can Be Expunged (Removed) From Your Permanent Criminal Record
If you pleaded guilty or were convicted of Missouri criminal charges in the past, it is possible in some cases to have the arrest, plea, or conviction expunged (removed) from your permanent criminal record.
First-time misdemeanor DWI and MIP convictions can be expunged, provided you meet certain requirements; Missouri felonies can not be expunged.
Withdrawal of Guilty Plea
In certain situations, an attorney can withdraw your guilty plea and negotiate a plea bargain with the prosecutor to have the charges reduced to a lesser offense. If too much time has passed since you pleaded guilty, or if you were represented by an attorney at the time of your guilty plea, the judge is less likely to allow the withdrawal of your guilty plea.
St. Louis attorney Andrea Storey Rogers charges a low flat fee for her legal services, so you will know up front exactly how much you are paying. Call Andrea at (314) 724-5059 to discuss your case and get a price quote for legal representation.
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