Criminal Defense


S.T. Allen Law, P.C.

How We Can Help

Attorney Shay T. Allen knows and continually follows the rules governing the expungement of city and state records. He has helped dozens of clients to successfully expunge arrests and convictions from the public record. Attorney Allen will take the time to understand your particular situation and guide the most effective possible effort to clear your name.

“No matter how big or small your case is, I will do everything within my power to provide you with the best representation available. I offer affordable rates and payment plans so no one is denied justice due to lack of funds.”

– Attorney Shay T. Allen

Prepared to Fight for Your Freedom

Expungement Cases

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Domestic Violence Crimes Law

Expungement laws and procedures can be complex and the rules for eligibility change. Depending on your particular situation, you may or may not be eligible to clear your record. Because of the impact, a criminal conviction or arrest record can have on your future employment opportunities, it is important to explore the possibility of expungement.

Contact us now.

What are the options to clear my criminal record in Illinois?


Attorney Shay T. Allen is well qualified to represent individuals in efforts to clear a criminal conviction or arrest from public records in Illinois.

There are 3 ways to clear your criminal record:


Felony and Misdemeanor Expungements

 Some offenses that can be expunged include arrests and charges that did not result in a conviction, supervisions or qualified probations that were successfully completed, convictions that were reversed, vacated, or pardoned, and certain class 4 felony convictions for prostitution.


Petition to Seal Criminal Records

Sealing means that your record is hidden from most people, except for law enforcement and some employers.

f you are not sure whether you qualify for expungement or sealing, you should consult with a criminal defense law firm in Illinois that can help you with the process and protect your rights.


Petitions to the Governor for Clemency

There are different types of clemency, such as a pardon, a commutation of sentence, or an expungement.

The Governor has the final authority to grant or deny clemency, and there is no deadline for the Governor to make a decision.

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All The Way Through.

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Attorney Allen has the in-depth experience and skill to bring all relevant details to your situation. He has defended clients in many violent, gun and weapons cases, resulting in dismissals, not guilty verdicts and reductions to lesser included crimes.

Issues That May Arise In Violent Crimes Cases

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Our Professional Services Include:

Discovery: Discovery is the process of gathering evidence before a trial. This can include depositions, interrogatories, and requests for documents.

Jury Trials: In civil cases, the right to a trial by jury is preserved for cases where the value in controversy exceeds twenty dollars. 

Expert Witnesses: Expert witnesses can provide testimony on complex issues such as medical conditions, police procedures, or forensic evidence.

Appeals: If a client is unhappy with the outcome of a trial, they may choose to appeal the decision. This can be a lengthy and complex process.

Do You Require Related Services for

Violent and Gun Charges?

Violent crimes and gun charges are many times related to other services for which Attorney Allen can represent you including:

FAQs - Expungements

o Any pending criminal charges; OR

o Any sentences you have not yet completed,
including parole, probation, or court supervision; OR

o Any eligible court supervisions and qualified
probations where the waiting period for the offense has not yet passed.

o If your criminal record has arrests and charges, supervisions or qualified probations that were completed successfully, you can apply to have those criminal records expunged (erased).

o If there are any convictions on your criminal record that are not eligible for expungement, you can apply to have eligible records sealed.

The following types of arrests, charges, and sentences on your criminal record cannot be sealed:

• Minor Traffic Offenses
• Driving Offenses
• Domestic Battery
• Sexual Offenses
• Violation of an Order of Protection, Civil No-Contact Order, or Stalking No-Contact Order
• Animal Offenses
• New felony convictions after you already had felony convictions sealed.