Federal Crimes

St. Louis Federal Criminal Defense Attorney

Defending Clients throughout the St. Louis Area in Federal Criminal Cases

Being investigated for or accused of a federal crime is a serious matter. You may have tough investigators from the DEA, FBI, Department of Homeland Security, Secret Service, and other federal agencies on your case for months, seeking evidence with which to prosecute you. Federal investigators and prosecutors are among the best in the business, with access to all of the resources of the federal government and who take their jobs very seriously. You will face federal charges and be prosecuted in a federal court. This will require a defense attorney who is licensed to practice at the federal level and who can stand up to determined and persistent prosecutors who will want to enforce the fullest extent of the law against you.

At the Whiteley Law Firm, St. Louis criminal defense attorney Kevin Whiteley practices criminal law at both the state and federal level. He is fully capable of providing an aggressive and comprehensive legal defense on your behalf and will handle all aspects of your case down to the smallest detail. Whether you are facing charges connected to federal drug crimes, conspiracy, white collar crimes, or other offenses, he has the legal abilities, skills, and experience to guide you through the rigorous criminal process.

Federal Crimes

More than 100 categories of crimes are encompassed by federal law. These crimes vary widely, from espionage and terrorism to various types of fraud, such as mail fraud, bank fraud, securities fraud, investment fraud, and more, to child pornography, kidnapping, forgery, counterfeiting, money laundering, public corruption, drug trafficking, computer crimes, identity theft, bank robbery, art theft, antitrust, organized crime activities, and more. Federal judges generally adhere to the federal sentencing guidelines which result in mandatory prison terms.

To ensure that your rights are protected and that your case is handled fairly and with an aggressive approach, you should consult with Mr. Whiteley as soon as possible.

Contact the St. Louis federal criminal defense lawyerat the firm if you are under a federal criminal investigation or have been charged today.

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.


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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