Whiteley Law Firm St. Louis Criminal Defense Attorney

Why Choose Whiteley Law Firm?

  • Accessible Support

    We make it easy for you to reach out and discuss your case, offering multiple avenues including phone, voicemail, online submission, and office visits for your convenience.

  • Trusted Advocacy
    We understand the gravity of your situation and are committed to earning your trust through unwavering dedication to your defense.
  • Thorough Defense Strategy
    Our approach involves a meticulous evaluation of your case, ensuring every possible defense avenue is explored to protect your rights.

St. Louis Criminal Defense Attorney

Serving St. Louis and Surrounding Missouri Counties

A criminal investigation by a law enforcement agency can be a disruptive and confusing experience, one that may cause anxiety and fear for both you and your family. Similarly, if you are facing a state or federal criminal charge, you may be unnerved and intimidated by the entire criminal justice system. What are the implications of such investigations or charges? What might happen to you, your freedom, your reputation, your job or career, and many other personal details of your future? What are your chances of a favorable outcome and who do you turn to for help?

The criminal justice system can be a cold and indifferent area with laws, protocol, and procedures which you don't fully understand. The prosecutor, judge, and other court personnel may have little understanding of you, your background, or your side of the story. That is why you need an experienced and skilled attorney, acting as your advocate throughout the criminal justice process, standing by your side during any criminal investigative questioning, ensuring that your rights are protected both in and out of the courtroom, and that you receive fair treatment. When it comes to criminal defense, you will want an attorney who has the knowledge, legal ability, and determination to help you obtain the best results, whether you are facing a traffic offense or a federal crime.

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Past Victories

Our Case Results
  • Victory Client v. Sheriff of Sarpy County, Nebraska
  • Victory Client v. St. Louis County Police Department
  • Case Dismissed St. Louis County v. Client

    A Criminal Defense Lawyer Who Can Help

    At the Whiteley Law Firm, you will find a highly-experienced St. Louis criminal defense attorney who makes personal service a priority. When you hire Attorney Kevin Whiteley to represent you, he will be involved in every facet of your case, from the most important decisions down to the smallest details. He oversees every aspect of the representation he provides, from the start to finish of your case. Furthermore, he brings with him an extensive background, including previous work in law enforcement, as well as criminal law trial experience.

    Attorney Whiteley worked as the lead attorney with the Missouri State Public Defender System on several hundred criminal cases, from traffic violations to misdemeanors to complex felony cases. He is a former federal special agent with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives as well as a former Border Patrol Agent with the United States Border Patrol. He has worked for a judge, in civil litigation and criminal defense. Because of his law enforcement work, he knows the ins and outs of how criminal investigations and prosecutions are developed which gives his clients a unique advantage. He uses all of this experience, training, and background in providing an aggressive approach to every case he takes on.

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    Our FAQ

    Have questions? We are here to help. Still have questions or can't find the answer you need? Give us a call at 888-910-8827 today!

    • Can I represent myself?
      Yes. Although the right is not unlimited, in every criminal prosecution, the accused must be permitted to act as his or her own attorney. However, the better question is whether you should represent yourself. To that question, the answer is undeniably no. For more information on why a criminal defendant should hire an experienced criminal defense attorney, please read more here.
    • What if I am guilty?

      Although your thoughts on guilt or innocence of the charges against you are important, it is only one factor that should be considered in how to dispose of the criminal case.

      The Whiteley Law Firm is committed to ensuring that those charged with criminal offenses receive a result that is in their best interest. In doing so, we always ensure that the conduct of the police has been proper and the prosecution can meet their burden of proof.

    • Will my case be dismissed if the police did not read me my Miranda rights?

      The continued popularity and proliferation of crime drama television shows perpetuates the idea that the police must advise the suspect of his or her Miranda rights immediately upon being arrested. This television show concept, however, is a myth. The police are under no obligation to inform someone of their constitutional rights once placed in custody.

      The Miranda warnings – generally, the right to remain silent and the right to an attorney – take their name from the 1966 U.S. Supreme Court decision of the same name, Miranda v. Arizona. The landmark decision requires law enforcement officials to inform individuals in custody of their rights prior to any questioning. In other words, with some limited exceptions, Miranda warnings are only required when the police interrogate someone while they are in custody.

      Given these two requirements, the question whether a case will be dismissed can become a complex question. Suffice it to say, while complete dismissal of the case is not impossible, the more likely result from a Miranda violation would be suppression of the illegally obtained evidence.

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