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Charlotte Criminal Defense Attorneys

Facing Criminal Charges? Contact Us Today!

Regardless of the seriousness of the offense, being arrested and charged with any criminal offense is a stressful, life-altering ordeal with potentially multiple and long-lasting consequences. The legal team at the Law Office of Kelli Y. Allen, PLLC provides compassionate, personalized, in-depth analysis and service throughout the entire process of navigating your case.

We utilize a collaborative team approach. This means that not just one attorney is assigned to handle your case. Rather, you will have a defense team consisting of two attorneys and two legal assistants. This unique approach ensures that there will always be someone available to speak with who is familiar with you and your case.

Complete our contact form or call (704) 870-0340 to schedule a consultation with our criminal defense lawyers in Charlotte.

Cases We Handle

At the Law Office of Kelli Y. Allen, PLLC, our Charlotte criminal defense attorneys handle a variety of case types. We are familiar with the laws and court systems of North Carolina. With each of our clients, we work to help you understand the legal, financial, and other implications of your case. We will communicate with you throughout the process of resolving your case and craft an individualized strategy that is unique to your situation.

Whether you are dealing with a minor traffic infraction, a misdemeanor, or serious felony, the Charlotte criminal lawyers at Law Office of Kelli Y. Allen, PLLC can help. We routinely handle cases in District Court and Superior Court in Mecklenburg and Cabarrus Counties. On occasion, we may be able to offer assistance in other counties.

Controlled Substance Offenses

Controlled substance offenses include any crime involving the possession, sale, or transport of drugs.

Examples of controlled substance offenses are:

  • Simple possession
  • Possession with intent to sell and deliver (PWISD)
  • Maintaining a dwelling for sell/deliver
  • Drug trafficking offenses

DWI/DUI Offenses

We represent people who have been arrested for driving while impaired/intoxicated (DWI) or driving under the influence (DUI). A driver who is suspected to be driving with a blood alcohol level of 0.08 or higher, or while under the influence of drugs, could be arrested for DWI or DUI.

Firearms Offenses

Firearms offenses include any crimes involving the misuse of a gun. This can include non-violent offenses such as carrying a concealed weapon, or violent offenses such as armed robbery.

Firearms offenses include:

  • Carrying a concealed weapon (CCW)
  • Possession of firearm by a felon
  • Discharging a firearm in enclosed area
  • Robbery with a firearm

Property Crimes

Property crimes include offenses that involve the theft or destruction of another person’s property.

Some examples of property crimes include:

  • Breaking and entering
  • Shoplifting
  • Larceny
  • Possession of stolen property
  • Burglary
  • Robbery
  • Obtaining property by false pretenses

Crimes Against Persons

“Crimes against persons” include violent offenses that are committed with the intent to harm another person.

Examples include:

Habitual Offenses

Habitual offenses may include any type of crime that is committed multiple times within a certain period. Habitual offenses often carry greater consequences than single offenses.

Different types of habitual offenses are:

  • Habitual felon
  • Violent habitual felon
  • Habitual misdemeanor assault
  • Habitual larceny
  • Habitual DWI

Probation Violations

In some cases, people who are convicted of crimes are put on probation. Probation may be supervised or unsupervised, and can include many different provisions that restrict the activity of the person on probation. Violating these terms can result in a probation violation charge, which can carry consequences including revocation of probation and extended sentencing.

Juvenile Offenses

Juvenile offenses are crimes committed by people under the age of 18. Juvenile offenses sometimes carry consequences that are less severe than offenses committed by adults, but this is not always the case.

Criminal Appeals

Appeals give people convicted of crimes that opportunity to have a previous decision reconsidered. A case can be appealed based on evidence of misconduct during the original trial.


Through an expungement, the record of a criminal offense can be erased. This may be an option for you.

How Our Firm Can Help You

Many criminal defense attorneys in Charlotte take a narrow view and focus only on the criminal charge with a view toward seeking the lowest possible charge, lowest fine, or least amount of jail time.

While all of these are significant considerations, the Law Office of Kelli Y. Allen, PLLC employs a comprehensive approach to the practice of criminal law, always analyzing the case for potential collateral consequences such as:

  • Immigration impact
  • Effect on driver’s license or insurance
  • Potential ramifications if ever faced with similar future charges
  • Impact on any pending or future family law issues such as divorce, alimony, or child custody

This allows our clients to make intelligent, well-informed decisions based on a full understanding and analysis of his/her entire life and future.

Criminal Law, Immigration Law, and Family Law in One Office

The Law Office of Kelli Y. Allen, PLLC also provides immigration services, including removal defense, and family law representation. As there is often significant overlap between these areas and criminal defense, we offer the benefit of having all representation handled by the same firm. This creates a more cost-effective, efficient process and allows for better overall results as all aspects of the case are considered during every step of the process.

Contact Us for Assistance From Our Skilled Legal Team

With the Law Office of Kelli Y. Allen, PLLC, you’ll have more than just a legal team. We offer full support to all of our clients during some of the most confusing and overwhelming times in their lives, and do so with care and compassion. We understand the criminal law and the legal system, as well as the impact a charge could have on you personally — and we’re prepared to do what it takes to fight those charges. Contact us for informed insight into your criminal case in Charlotte.

Discuss the details of your case during an initial consultation with our criminal defense lawyers in Charlotte — call (704) 870-0340 or send us a message to get started!

What Our Clients Are Saying

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Law Office of Kelli Y. Allen, PLLC

10150 Mallard Creek Rd, Suite 105
Charlotte, NC 28262

Phone: (704) 870-0340

Regular Hours
  • Monday - Friday 9:00 Am - 5:00 PM
  • Saturday & Sunday Closed

Also available by Text (704) 727-4310 or Live Chat

Service Area:

Charlotte and surrounding areas.