With dozens of glowing testimonials and a 10.0 Justia Lawyer Rating, Stewart A. Whaley is one of the top-rated criminal defense attorneys in Little Rock. With expertise in all things criminal defense, Stewart is prepared to use his firsthand experience to work through your case so that you can get the best possible outcome.
Stewart lives in central Arkansas with his wife, Heather, and their children. Stewart spends his free time with his family, and he tries to watch as many Razorback games as possible. When he can find the time, he enjoys UFC fights and any standup comedy he can find. In true Arkansan fashion, he doesn’t pass up opportunities to hunt.
Before committing to the practice of the law full-time, Stewart worked to understand complex software systems, their unique digital language, and the relationships that made them tick. His work as a software developer, Chief Privacy & Security Officer, and in-house counsel helped him transition seamlessly from digital systems to the legal system.
Stewart has chosen to devote his entire practice to protecting people’s rights. Specializing in criminal defense Stewart spends his professional time providing an excellent legal defense by fighting wrongful prosecutions, aggressive sentencing, and poor incarceration models. He spends his personal time advocating for prisoners’ rights.
Stewart’s goal for every workday is to make the government follow the law and to protect the constitution. Unfortunately, the government doesn’t always follow the law if given the choice.
After graduating with Honors from the William H. Bowen School of Law in Little Rock, Stewart trained with the National Institute for Trial Advocacy. This is where he discovered his passion for fearless advocacy in criminal justice cases and prisoners’ rights, especially as they transition and return as citizens from incarceration to re-entry into society.
Besides being an integral member of the Arkansas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the National Association of Criminal Association of Defense Lawyers, and the Pulaski County Bar Association, Stewart is also part of the Central Arkansas Re-Entry (CARE) Coalition.
Stewart is in and out of Court all day every day helping his fellow people navigate the Arkansas Criminal Law system.
Whether you were pulled over under the influence or were the victim of a motor vehicle accident under the influence, the first thing you should do is call wh Law immediately. Since these trials can get very complicated, Stewart will be there to analyze your case and save your reputation and record.
If you were arrested for possessing controlled substances such as methamphetamine, cocaine, marijuana, oxycontin, steroids, ecstasy, LSD, or other types of narcotics, your case might result in state and federal charges. Stewart can help protect your rights and minimize your sentence as much as possible.
If you are suspected of drug trafficking, your local police department may have called in the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to investigate your case. There is also a chance that you may be charged with federal indictments.
If an unregistered weapon was involved in a crime you committed, then be sure to contact Stewart as soon as possible so he can help clear any accusations before charges are made.
Even the smallest theft can quickly advance into a severe case. In robbery or burglary cases, you may be charged with a prison sentence, especially if a weapon is involved. wh Law and Stewart can help present and argue in favor of your case.
Crimes that you commit as a juvenile can stay on your record for years to come. This has long-term effects and might prevent you from getting a job as an adult. Degen can help defend your case and work towards erasing it from your file.
The criminal justice system is a complex and often multifaceted aspect of the law. There are deadlines, paperwork, case management, strategy, and even jury trials. It’s not meant to intimidate individuals, but being charged with felonies can quickly feel like matters are spiraling out of control. Even misdemeanors and DUIs/DWIs come with jail time, fines, and other serious consequences that can seriously derail your life.
Arkansas courts are tough, but wh Law is both tougher and smarter.
First off, we’ll never ask you to plead guilty unless it’s absolutely necessary or works in your favor, and you should watch out for attorneys who ask you to do this without a good reason. Courts will hold misdemeanors against you in the future if you’re convicted of another crime, which could seriously affect your sentencing because of mandatory sentences and the three-strike law in Arkansas.
These precarious factors are precisely why you need an aggressive but empathetic criminal defense attorney prior to going to trial, facing a prosecutor, or a judge.
At wh Law, we focus on providing our clients with a three-pronged approach to criminal defense cases.
Our attorneys work with you to walk you through the process and ask you to explain your view of the events.
We also conduct our own investigations, rather than rely on evidence supplied to us by the state. It’s crucial that we get to the scene right away because, in a criminal case, time is of the essence. The faster we can conduct our investigation of the evidence against you, the sooner we can get the proper evidence to fight for you.
Finally, we thoroughly employ our own knowledge, training and experience in crafting our theory of the case. This is based on the best strategy to get your desired outcome, and one that is both a creative and aggressive bid to protect your freedom.
Firstly, never admit fault or imply that you are guilty of doing anything. The fact is that what you say can make or break your case. After you have been processed, ask for Stewart Whaley from wh Law, who will come to you and gather information so that he could lessen your chance of conviction.
When you are in the police’s custody, remain calm and silent. Be sure that you only talk to your lawyer about what happened. The police officers may try to interview you and get your side of the story, but be sure that you don’t consent to this unless your lawyer is present. Stewart will help advise you on what to say and when to say it so that nothing accidentally jeopardizes your case.
Depending on the type of crime, there will likely be an investigation where the police will interview you and collect data and evidence. You may have the opportunity to ask for a judge or jury trial. In cases like this, it’s always best to have a lawyer who’s undoubtedly in your corner to help you get the best results possible.
There are specific strategies that criminal defense attorneys use to protect you from the damage of convictions. Allow the criminal defense team at wh Law to do everything in our power to keep prosecutorial overreach away from you.
A message from Steve:
“During my time developing, supporting, and solving real-world technology problems, I quickly understood that creative, clear, and systematic thinking was the best approach to any issue. When you translate the same skills to individuals, however, it’s far more rewarding because you have the chance to change lives. I advocate persistently for prisoners’ rights, transitional care, and case management because I know that these lesser-known areas are the margins where we can make a difference. While any criminal defense team at an experienced law firm can and will promise to represent you, few will go the extra mile and think through all aspects of the process like our team at wh Law.”
Contact our team and experience the difference of attorneys who are interested in helping however we can.
How Stewart Will Help You
The professionals at wh Law care about your rights and will work tirelessly to make sure you are represented adequately and aggressively. If you’ve been charged with a DUI, misdemeanor, or a felony, contact Stewart Whaley at wh Law immediately so that he can begin working on the best possible outcome for your case.
The best money I’ve ever spent. Mr. Whaley and staff are professional, diligent, trustworthy, friendly, and hard-working. I will definitely trust them again with any legal issues in the future.
Did a great job of explaining the process and always responded quickly to any questions.
WH Law has great attorneys, I had a great experience. Highly recommend!
"Mr. Whaley is an amazing lawyer and gets the job done have been working with him now for awhile And he's always on the ball Thank you for everything you have done and continue to do for our family"
wh Law is an aggressive Criminal Defense law firm. We are in business to make sure that you get outstanding legal services. We accomplish this through innovative technology and collaboration among a talented team of attorneys and support staff. Feel free to contact us or request a consultation about any legal issue. If we cannot help you we will put in touch with an attorney that can.