Weapons Offenses

St. Louis Weapons Offense Attorney

The Best Legal Defense Against Gun Charges in and Around St. Louis, Missouri

Criminal charges for weapons violations are becoming much more common as national attention is drawn to high-profile incidents involving firearms. Firearms violations can range from simple misdemeanors to violent felonies. Typical gun crimes may include the following:

  • Armed Criminal Action
  • Unlawful Possession of Firearms
  • Unlawful Use of Weapons
  • Unlawful Transfer
  • Unlawful Possession of Explosive Weapons
  • Concealed Carry Violations
  • Burglary / Theft of Firearms

If you are facing any of these gun crimes or any other misdemeanor or felony charges involving a firearm or weapon in St. Louis City, St. Louis County, Jefferson County, Franklin County, St. Charles County, Lincoln County, or any other county in Missouri, you need an experienced gun crimes lawyer at your side.

As a former federal agent who has assisted in the prosecution of firearms violations, Kevin Whiteley understands the intricacies of criminal investigations involving guns, and uses his knowledge and experience to develop the best legal defense against weapons charges in St. Louis and the surrounding areas. Because Kevin Whiteley has handled hundreds of criminal cases, many of which involved weapons, you can be assured that when you hire him, he will take the time to thoroughly research your case and represent you with an unending commitment to individual service and professionalism.

For the aggressive and dedicated legal representation you deserve, call a St. Louis gun crimes lawyer at the Whiteley Law Firm today.

Gun Crimes in Missouri Federal and State Courts

Weapons charges may be filed and prosecuted at either the state or federal level. Federal violations involving weapons include gun trafficking, straw purchases, unlawful possession (commonly referred to as felon-in-possession), use or carrying of firearms during drug and violent crimes, and unlawful possession or manufacture of machines guns. State crimes can include armed criminal action, unlawful possession, unlawful use of weapons, and violations against carrying concealed weapons.

If you are found guilty of a firearms crime, you will likely face a lengthy prison sentence, steep fines, strict supervision while on probation, and the very real possibility of a felony criminal conviction on your record. You may also permanently forfeit all Second Amendment rights to owning or possessing firearms in the future. Minimum mandatory terms of imprisonment are imposed when guns or weapons are used during the commission of other crimes

To ensure that your legal rights are fully protected and that you have an effective defense, you should consult with Kevin Whiteley at your earliest convenience to discuss your situation and your defense strategy.

Contact a St. Louis gun crimes lawyer today if you have been charged with any criminal violation involving a firearm or other weapon.

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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