All Missouri courts are closed until at least April 20 because of the coronavirus pandemic, but we remain OPEN and hard at work on our clients’ cases. However, we have suspended all “open office hours” and in-person meetings until further notice. Our attorneys and staff will remain available by telephone, and we are now offering video conferences via Skype, FaceTime, and Google Hangouts to clients and prospective clients. Our telephones will continue to be answered 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Our Practice Areas

W. Scott Rose has 20 years of experience practicing law and limits his practice to criminal defense and DWI cases in the St. Louis area.

When you are charged with a crime in St. Louis, regardless of the outcome of the case, society tends to view you in a negative light. Rose Legal Services is a criminal defense law firm that takes a very different approach; we base our mission on the ideal that each accused person is innocent until proven guilty. With this principle serving as the foundation of our criminal defense work, our attorneys work tirelessly to defend clients charged with criminal matters ranging from minor misdemeanors related to drug possession to felony charges for homicide in the metropolitan St. Louis area.

Regardless of the charges against you, Rose Legal Services will work tirelessly and aggressively to defend you in a court of law. We routinely represent clients charged with the following crimes:

Drug Crimes

In St. Louis, drug charges can range from misdemeanors to multi-jurisdictional federal felonies. Regardless of the charge, you need a competent and dedicated drug crime defense attorney.

DWI Defense

If you are charged with drunk driving, driving under the influence, driving with an excessive blood-alcohol content (BAC), or driving while intoxicated (DWI), the consequences can be severe in St. Louis; you may lose your driver’s license, pay heavy fines, and even receive a jail sentence. View our approach to DWI defense.


If charged with assault in St. Louis, you're undoubtedly concerned about your upcoming trial, possible conviction and future livelihood. Rose Legal Services offers immediate and effective defense against all assault charges.

Sex Offenses

In St. Louis, sex offenses carry some of the most severe and potentially damaging penalties of any crime. Being charged with a sex crime requires immediate representation. Our attorneys will tirelessly defend against your sex crime charges. 

Domestic Violence

Being convicted of a domestic violence charge in St. Louis can have long lasting negative effects on your ability to obtain employment, own a firearm or even see your children. Our domestic violence defense attorneys will help preserve your rights. 

White Collar Crimes

White collar crimes comprise a wide array of criminal acts that are committed in a business or professional setting for financial gain. Those accused can face fines and lengthy prison sentences. If you have been charged with such crimes, a white collar criminal defense attorney is imperative.

Property Damage

In St. Louis, property damage cases, including vandalism, arson and minor, moderate and severe damage of property have serious consequences. Rose Legal Services provides effective property damage defense to preserve your future.


Being charged with homicide can deliver some of the most severe punishments of all criminal charges in St. Louis. Rose Legal Services will thoroughly investigate all murder and manslaughter cases and prepare a vigorous defense. 


Stealing and theft charges can range from misdemeanors to felonies based on several factors including value and criminal history. Our defense attorneys are very experienced in stealing cases and will be ready to immediately advocate for your rights.  

Credit Card Fraud

Credit card fraud charges are felony charges in St. Louis and can affect the rest of your life. Rose Legal Services is a credit card fraud defense law firm that can help preserve your livelihood and financial future. 

Weapons Offenses

Weapons offenses, including gun and firearm charges, can result in severe consequences in St. Louis. Unlawful possession of a firearm, unauthorized use of a weapon, and felon in possession of a weapon are serious cases in St. Louis that usually involve jail time. Our criminal defense will strongly advocate for your rights in all cases involving guns, firearms, and other weapons. 


Forgery involves the falsification of a document or signature and can have sever consequences in St. Louis. Our forgery defense attorneys can help protect your rights and reduce the likelihood of heavy sentences like years of jail time. 


In St. Louis it is possible to permanently expunge your criminal record if your criminal history under certain circumstances. Our attorneys provide the representation required to expunge criminal records allowing individuals to gain employment and continue through life without a criminal history. 

Driver's License Reinstatement

If you have had more than one DWI conviction in Missouri, you may have lost your driver’s license for five or even ten years. After you have completed the five or ten-year revocation period, you may be eligible to have your driver’s license reinstated.  Doing so, however, requires an attorney to file a petition on your behalf in Circuit Court.

Criminal Non-Support

If you are more than 12 months in arrears on child support, it is a felony. St. Louis criminal defense attorney W. Scott Rose has more than 20 years of experience practicing law, and can help you avoid prison and felony charges by defending your criminal non-support case.




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