Traffic Offenses

St. Louis Traffic Offense Attorney

Have you been charged with a traffic violation in the St. Louis Area?

Nearly everyone at some time in his or her driving career receives a traffic ticket. Even drivers who consider themselves attentive and respectful of traffic laws make occasional mistakes or miscalculations which can end up in a traffic ticket which has stiff fines, can adversely affect their auto insurance, and add points to their driving record. Habitual offenders may find themselves facing more serious consequences when the result of too many tickets ends up in a license suspension. Those who commit serious traffic offenses, such as driving with a suspended license, causing injury or property damage due to a negligence-based accident, or driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol may find themselves facing serious criminal charges with severe penalties. Because your driving privileges impact your ability to work and care for yourself and your family, you may wish to fight any traffic violations to avoid the negative consequences.

In all of these cases, you will need a dedicated traffic ticket attorney on your side who will fight the charges against you with a determined and skilled effort and an aggressive approach. At the Whiteley Law Firm, you can depend on the commitment and legal skills of a St. Louis traffic violation lawyer who has handled hundreds of traffic violations and criminal cases throughout his career. Attorney Kevin Whiteley understands how important your traffic ticket may be to you and offers personal service that is a cut above the norm.

Traffic Violations and Consequences

Common traffic violations include speeding, failing to stop at a stop sign or traffic signal, improper lane changes, tailgating, failure to yield, failure to use turn signals, failure to register a vehicle, driving without insurance, careleess and imprudent driving, reckless driving, drag racing or hot rodding, and more serious offenses such as drunk or drug-impaired driving, driving with a suspended or revoked license, or leaving the scene of an accident. While most traffic offenses are considered infractions, and thus do not result in anything more than the imposition of a fine, should the traffic violation cause either a personal injury or property damage, more serious charges, such as a felony or misdemeanor, could occur, which carry the possibility of a jail sentence.

Many times, with the right traffic offense attorney, the charges against you can be amended to a non-moving violation in an effort to avoid any possibility of a jail sentence or from points being assessed against your driving privilege.

If you or a friend or family member has received a traffic ticket in St. Louis City, St. Louis County, St. Charles County, Jefferson County, Franklin County, or any of the local municpalities, contact an experienced St. Louis traffic ticket lawyer today to avoid the consequences of a traffic violation conviction.

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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