Criminal Defense

St. Louis Criminal Defense Attorney 

Criminal Defense Information Center

If you are being investigated for criminal activity or have been charged with a crime in and around St. Louis, it is important to understand what you are up against and all of the repercussions that may follow. Having an aggressive attorney on your side as soon as possible can go a long ways in helping you to understand your situation, making it less stressful, and minimizing the harsh effects of criminal charges. As a St. Louis criminal defense lawyer, Attorney Whiteley of the Whiteley Law Firm can begin investigating the evidence against you, looking for flaws, inconsistencies, improper police procedure, and more. He can negotiate on your behalf with prosecutors to get charges reduced or, in some cases, dismissed. Throughout the entire legal process, he will be by your side, handling every detail, advising you every step of the way, and helping you make important decisions.

To find out more about the legal services he provides and the types of cases he handles, the following page outlines various types of criminal defense cases. To get more detailed information, click on the highlighted areas which will take you to another page concerning that topic.

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Our top priority is to devise customized legal strategies that are tailored to the unique legal needs of our clients, no matter how simple or complicated their situations, might be.

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Criminal Defense Practice Areas

In an appeal, you are asking a higher court to review the decision made by the court which found you guilty. In the state of Missouri, you are given 10 days after the verdict and sentence have been issued to file your appeal. The appellate court will review and evaluate the decision made, looking for legal errors made by the court which convicted you. Click here to read more about appeals

Drug Crimes. 
Drug crimes include simple possession of illegal drugs for one's own personal use as well as more serious crimes involving the sale, distribution, importation, manufacture, cultivation, and trafficking of controlled substances. These substances include marijuana, crack, cocaine, heroin, methamphetamines, and more. Drug crimes may be charged and prosecuted at both the state and federal level. Read more about drug crimes.

Federal Crimes 
If you are being investigated for or have been charged with a federal crime, you will need an attorney who is licensed to practice in federal court and who has experience doing so. A federal crime is a much more serious matter than other criminal charges due to more severe penalties and sentencing. More than 100 categories of crimes are encompassed under federal law. Click here to read more about federal crimes.

Municipal Offenses 
Municipal offenses are those which violate city or county ordinances or regulations. These range from traffic tickets for speeding and other moving violations to simple drug possession, disturbing the peace, and disorderly conduct. To fight such charges and have your day in court, you will need a defense attorney. Click here to read more about municipal offenses.

Theft Crimes 
Theft crimes involve stealing goods, property, or services which you haven't purchased. These crimes can range from petty theft, such as shoplifting to burglary, auto theft, and armed robbery. Depending on what and how much was stolen and the manner in which it was taken, you may be charged with a misdemeanor or felony. Having experienced legal representation is vital. Read more about theft crimes here.

Traffic Offenses 
Traffic offenses include speeding, stop sign violations, and other moving violations. When you pay your traffic ticket, you are essentially pleading guilty which can result in points added to your driving record. Accumulating too many points within a specified time can lead to the loss of your license. Traffic offense convictions can also affect your auto insurance premiums. You have the right to fight a traffic ticket and have your day in court. Click here to read more about traffic offenses.

Weapons Offenses 
Weapons charges can range from misdemeanors of unlawful possession of a gun to felonies involving armed criminal action. The state of Missouri allows its residents to own and carry many different kinds of weapons for differing reasons. It does, however, restrict certain individuals from doing so as well as punish criminal acts where a weapon was used. Read more about weapons offenses.

White Collar Crimes 
White collar crimes are generally nonviolent crimes committed by business professionals which involve fraud or other crimes related to financial transactions or the attainment of funds, property, or services through unlawful means. They may be charged and prosecuted at the state or federal level, depending on the facts of the case. Click here to read more about white collar crimes.

What Sets Us Apart From The Rest?

Whiteley Law Firm is here to help you get the results you need with a team you can trust.

  • 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.

Consult with a St. Louis Criminal Defense Lawyer

The above list is not an exclusive one. If you have been charged with some other type of criminal offense, contact the firm to discuss your situation with Mr. Whiteley. Regardless of the type of criminal charges you may be facing, the selection of a defense attorney is a critical decision which can affect all of the ensuing aspects of your case. Attorney Whiteley practices criminal defense exclusively. His background, experience, and legal focus make him an ideal choice for your defense.

Contact the St. Louis criminal defense attorney at the firm to discuss your case today.

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