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Attorney Shay T. Allen is experienced with the most effective approaches to defending clients against federal charges, from challenging the credibility of witnesses to exposing flaws in how evidence was collected. Attorney Allen brings that experience and specific training to the table for defending a Federal Crime.

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

What Are Examples of
Federal Crimes?

As a member of the prestigious General Bar and Trial Bar for the Northern District of Illinois, Attorney Shay T. Allen is well qualified to represent individuals charged with federal crimes. He defends clients facing all types of federal charges, including:

  • Fraud: Bank Fraud, Wire Fraud, Healthcare Fraud, Social Security Fraud, Accounting/Corporate Fraud, Mail Fraud, and Internet Fraud
  • Cyber Crimes and Computer Hacking/Tampering
  • Money Laundering, Forgery/Counterfeiting, Export/Import Crimes, and Tax Crimes
  • Insider Trading and Antitrust Violations
  • Drug Manufacturing, Trafficking, or Possession
  • Weapons Charges
  • RICO Crimes/Racketeering activity
  • Kidnapping
  • Child Pornography
  • Espionage and Terrorism
  • Civil Rights Violations

What Agencies Prosecute
Federal Crimes?

Trial Attorney - S.T. Allen Law, P.C., 314 N Loomis St, Chicago, IL, 60607

Federal Government cases are often built with significant resources and time for investigation. Federal judges have limited flexibility in applying tough sentences if a defendant is found guilty. Attorney Allen knows federal law and the federal court process in detail. Attorney Allen attended law school in the District of Columbia where he was trained in Federal Law and Federal Procedure. Contact us now.

Were you
Charged with Related Crimes?

Federal crime charges are many times accompanied by related criminal offenses for which Attorney Allen can defend you of including:

Where are federal cases tried in Chicago, Illinois?

Cases originating in the City of Chicago are heard at the George N. Leighton Criminal Court Building in Chicago, the Fifth Municipal District Court Facility in Bridgeview, and the Second Municipal District Court Facility in Skokie.

What is the difference between the U.S. Attorney's Office and the state prosecutor’s office?

The U.S. Attorney's Office represents the United States in federal cases, meaning they arise from federal law created by Congress. These cases are heard in federal courthouses throughout the country. State and local prosecutors (whether the district attorney, county/city prosecutor, or the state attorney general’s office), by contrast, represent the state for cases arising under state law, created by each state legislature. Occasionally, federal and state law may overlap in a certain area, allowing both federal and state prosecutors to pursue the case.

What are the federal prisons in Illinois?

• Chicago MCC
• Chicago RRM
• Greenville FCI
• Marion USP
• Pekin FCI
• Thomson USP