Criminal Defense

Violent & Gun Crimes

S.T. Allen Law, P.C.

How We Can Help

Attorney Allen will take the time to understand your particular case and guide the most effective possible response. He has defended clients in many violent crime cases, with results including not guilty verdicts and reduction to lesser included crimes.

“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

Violence & Gun Criminal Cases

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Domestic Violence Crimes Law

In Illinois, domestic violence is a serious crime that can result in jail time, fines, and restricted access to your own home and children. The penalties for domestic violence conviction can vary depending on the severity of the crime and the defendant’s criminal history.

Gun/Weapons Crimes Laws

Attorney Shay T. Allen has defended clients in many guns and weapons cases, with results including dismissals, not guilty verdicts and reductions to lesser included crimes. Allen has the in-depth experience and skill to bring all relevant details to your situation.

Call to schedule your free consultation: 708-960-0113.

Top 3 Common Violent Criminal Charges

Violent Crimes/ Gun Crimes

Attorney Shay T. Allen is well qualified to represent individuals charged with violent crimes.  He prosecuted more than 1,000 violent crime cases for Cook County.

He now applies that experience to defend clients facing charges include:


Assault and Battery

Aggravated Battery, Aggravated Assault, and Simple Assault



 Voluntary or Involuntary, Reckless Homicide



First or Second Degree, Felony Murder, Attempted Murder, Solicitation of Murder

We Are Part Of The Family.
All The Way Through.

From the initial consultation to the final verdict, clients are guided through every step of the legal journey with a supportive hand and a listening ear. Attorney Shay T. Allen’s dedication to his clients goes beyond the courtroom; he advocates for their well-being, ensuring that during such trying times, they feel not just represented, but also understood and valued—like a member of the S.T. Allen Law family.

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 - Violent Crime and Gun Law

Unlawful possession of firearms, other than handguns, and firearm ammunition is a Class A misdemeanor. Unlawful possession of handguns is a Class 4 felony. The possession of each firearm or firearm ammunition in violation of this Section constitutes a single and separate violation.

Armed robbery is a Class X felony with varying penalties based on the subsection of the law that is violated. A violation of subsection (a)(2), when 'he or she carries on or about his or her person or is otherwise armed with a firearm' is a Class X felony for which 15 years shall be added to the term of imprisonment imposed by the court.

There are several reasons, but one of the most common could be that the person possessing the weapon was engaged in a misdemeanor violation of the Cannabis Control Act, in a misdemeanor violation of the Illinois Controlled Substances Act, or in a misdemeanor violation of the Methamphetamine Control and Community Protection Act.