St. Louis Arrest Expungement Attorney

Serving Clients in and Around St. Louis County, Missouri

An arrest for a criminal offense by law enforcement officers can have serious and long-lasting effects. Not only does an arrest usually lead to formal charges and criminal convictions, it can also have a detrimental impact on your life and reputation many years later, far beyond the embarrassment of the arrest itself.

This is especially troublesome when the arrest does not lead to the filing of any criminal charges whatsoever by the prosecuting attorney. In these instances, despite being completely innocent of the underlying allegations which led to the arrest, and after having suffered from the indignity and resulting stigma of being taken into custody by the police, government records will continue to reflect a valid arrest based on unfounded allegations.

If this has happened to you and you believe the arrest was based on false information, you may be able to have all information related to the arrest expunged from your record. Our experienced St. Louis Arrest Expungement lawyer will review your situation in order to determine if you are eligible, file the petition for expungement in the county where the arrest occurred, and present the evidence in court in a manner that best ensures you will get the requested relief. Once successful, the court will order all agencies with such information to destroy the records.

If an arrest is continuing to cause you embarrassment, preventing you from obtaining employment, or having other negative consequences in your life, you should contact a St. Louis Arrest Expungement attorney at the Whiteley Law Firm today to determine if the arrest can be permanently expunged from your record.

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

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    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.

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


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  • 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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