Municipal Offenses

St. Louis Municipal Offense Attorney

Representing Clients in Municipal Offense Cases throughout St. Louis, Missouri

Municipal offenses are those which violate local city or county ordinances or regulations. If you are facing a traffic citation or some other violation of local laws, you do have the right to defend yourself in court to fight the charges levied against you. Your best chance of winning a favorable decision will be with the skilled legal help of a St. Louis criminal defense attorney, who knows the ins and outs of the local regulations and the courts that process these violations. Attorney Whiteley of the Whiteley Law Firm aggressively represents clients throughout St. Louis and the local counties. It is recommended that you contact his firm to arrange for a confidential consultation so that he can evaluate your case and advise you on what needs to be done to pursue a positive resolution.

Municipal Offenses in the St. Louis Area

Municipal offenses include traffic violations, such as those for speeding, reckless driving, driving without insurance or on a suspended or revoked license, driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, leaving the scene of an accident, as well as other offenses, such as disorderly conduct, disturbing the peace, assault, simple drug possession, housing violations, merchant license violations, and more. Paying fines on such violations constitute agreement with guilt. In the case of traffic citations, you may then have points added to your driving record, which can result in increased auto insurance rates. Too many points accumulated in a specific time period can result in a license suspension or revocation.

To find out the full implications of your municipal offense, it is best to discuss the particulars of your situation with Mr. Whiteley. By retaining his services, you may be able to avoid a conviction along with the fines and penalties that may follow. He practices criminal law exclusively; this gives him the focus and experience needed to provide a thorough view of what you are up against and how best to proceed within the municipal court system.

Contact the St. Louis municipal offense lawyerat the firm if you facing a local traffic ticket or other city or county violation 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.


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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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