Violent Crimes

St. Louis Violent Crimes Attorneys

Serving Clients throughout St. Louis County and Surrounding Areas

Violent crimes are among the most serious charges an individual can face. If you have been arrested and charged with a violent crime or are being investigated for one anywhere in the St. Louis area or in the surrounding Missouri counties, we strongly advise that you contact our firm to speak to a St. Louis violent crimes attorney as soon as possible. In any criminal matter, most especially one involving a violent crime, you will want the experienced and dedicated representation of a criminal defense attorney in your corner as soon as possible. Our firm focuses exclusively on criminal law and the defense of individuals facing allegations of state and federal offenses. Because of our concentration in this field, we can provide effective and dedicated legal assistance in these matters.

Violent Crimes

A violent crime is one in which force or threatened force is used against victims. Violence against the victim, as in murder, may be the main intent or violence may be used to commit some other criminal offense, as in armed robbery. Included in violent crimes are child abuse, sexual abuse, assault and battery, aggravated assault, sexual assault, aggravated battery, domestic violence, murder, rape, kidnapping, and robbery.

The penalties for a violent crime conviction will be based on the nature of the crime, the extent of injuries to the victim, whether a weapon was used to commit the crime, and the previous criminal history of the accused. Penalties include jail or prison time, fines, probation, community service, court costs and legal fees.

In order to ensure that your rights are protected, that you are treated fairly, and that you receive a comprehensive defense strategy, you should consult with an experienced St. Louis violent crimes lawyer at our firm about your case immediately.

Contact a St. Louis violent crimes attorney at the firm today if you are facing state or federal charges connected with a violent crime.

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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