When charged with a crime, the first question most people have is, “Am I going to go to jail?” Of course, that depends on the crime, but in most circumstances, the honest answer to that is, “probably not.”
Jail time is reserved for the most serious of offenses and not typically doled out for minor infractions. Options like rehab, educational courses, and community service may even result in deferred sentences. For more serious crimes, alternative sentencing options and longer-term consequences like probation may be looked into as well. In both cases, negotiating an alternative sentence or advocating for leniency is best done by an experienced criminal defense attorney.
If you live in or around St. Louis and are facing criminal charges, call Brown & Brown at 314-333-3333 to talk about your options with Ed Brown or another of our dedicated criminal defense attorneys. We serve St. Louis and surrounding areas of Missouri and Southern Illinois.