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Stephen Troy Allen

Criminal defense Attorney at Riverside, CA

5.0   31 reviews

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About Stephen

Learn Stephen’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    70%
    As a former Deputy District Attorney for Riverside County I have handled hundreds of cases ranging from Misdemeanors to Felonies. As an "insider" I have gained experience and reputation within the legal community which has been of great benefit to my clients.

    16 years, 3,000 cases

  2. DUI and DWI
    20%
    I have prosecuted and defended hundreds of DUI cases. As a prosecutor, I reviewed and filed thousands of DUI cases and now as I defend these cases, I understand the strengths and weaknesses of the prosecutions evidence.

    16 years, 2,000 cases

  3. General practice
    10%

    16 years, 500 cases

I have over eight years of experience as an attorney in the Southern California courts.  I also have another three years experience inside the District Attorney's Office as a law clerk.  I worked as a Deputy District Attorney in Riverside County for  four years before heading into private practice. I have tried numerous cases both as a prosecutor and defense attorney. I work hard and am a zealous advocate for my clients. 

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Licensed for 14 years
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 2008
Updated 12/07/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact Stephen

Stephen T Allen
5055 Canyon Crest Drive
Riverside, CA, 92501-3859

Reviews

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Posted by anonymous | August 30, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Service
He kept my family together during a rough time in our life, He was highly understanding with my situation and gave me advice on how to get my life back on track to prevent any further situations. I highly reccomend his service, He will fight for you to the extent of the law.
Posted by anonymous | June 1, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
LIFE SAVER
Mr. ALLEN SAVED MY LIFE. HE BELIEVED ME WHEN NO ONE ELSE DID. HE SHOWED ME THAT THERES MORE TO LIFE THEN WHAT I WAS DOING AND STILL TO THIS DAY SHOWS HIS SUPPORT. HE REPRESENTED ME ON A PRETTY BIG CASE AND BY THE END I NOT ONLY RECEIVED A LESSER SENTENCE AND FELONY CHARGES DROPPED TO MISDEMENORS I ALSO RECEIVED MY LIFE BACK. THANKS STEVE I WILL NEVER BE ABLE TO REPAY YOU FOR WHAT YOUVE GIVEN ME.
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Posted by Sierra | April 21, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
MY HERO
Mr Allen is by far the most amazing attorney I have ever had represent me. Not only did he fight tooth and nail to prove my innocence, he showed the greatest amount of compassion and sincerity I've ever seen out of another human being. Steve saved my life!!!
Posted by Kathryn | April 18, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Amazing Lawyer! Couldn't ask for more!
Mr. Allen is honest, trustworthy, and goes far above and beyond for his clients! He is well respected and for good reason! If you need an attorney for yourself or a loved one, Mr. Allen is the BEST attorney you will find by far!
Posted by R.Davis | March 15, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Honest and Respected
Steven Allen, Is a great attorney who is respected in the court room due to is knowledge of the law and his mannerism in the court room. He fight for his clients while putting their best interest first. If you are looking for an attorney who will fight and knows the system on both ends he is your guy. I am happy with his service and will highly recommend him. Additionally he is always available to address any concerns and he keeps you in the loop with every step he makes to ensure you understand the process. And most importantly he is honest.
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Posted by anonymous | January 26, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
I couldn't be happier!
While I was searching for an attorney to represent my case, multiple people referred me to Allen. And I am so glad they did because He goes above and beyond for his clients and is worth every penny. He knows the the ins and outs of the courthouse and is respected by everyone including the DA. He got my felony dropped to a misdemeanor with no probation even though I have a prior conviction of the same felony charge In the past, which my original public defender told me that would be impossible. For the pull that he has in the courthouse he is very reasonably priced to and hands down I would recommend him to anyone looking for an attorney . He is definitely someone you want on your side!
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Posted by Rhiannon | January 11, 2022
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He knows what's up.
He is polite. He listens. He is diplomatic. He is trustworthy. He knows the Constitution. Keep this one on speed dial. He knows what's up.
Posted by Elaine | November 16, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Felony DV
Triple "AAA," Attorney Allen is Awesome! He successfully defended a criminal case that could have sent an innocent man to prison for a very long time. I personally had the opportunity to watch him articulate his impeccable knowledge of the criminal justice system, and professionally address the court on the law. He commands a professional demeanor, highly respected in the community, and vigorously fights for fair and equitable justice for his clients. He is a negotiator that brings a deal to the table you just can't refuse! He goes beyond the call of duty! If you are one seeking an attorney who will defend your rights to a successful outcome, I highly recommend Stephen Troy Allen, Attorney at Law. He and his staff are one tough act to follow! Thank you, Steve, for representing the people who need you most!
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Posted by Ryan | June 25, 2021
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Sealed records in a pinch
Mr. Allen exercised his consummate professionalism and legal acumen to take care of my last-minute hearing for a sealed arrest record with very little preparation or notice. His handling of my issue demonstrates an acute attention to detail, picking up the slack I had left behind in my petition without hesitation. Perhaps more importantly, Mr. Allen's finesse with the court to have my record sealed without disagreement shows a strong, trusted relationship with the prosecutor's office; an immeasurable value to any client. If in need of a defender who can expertly navigate through the judicial system, your search has come to an end.
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Posted by William Wallace, Jr | July 2, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Misdemeanor solicitation->disturbance of peace
Mr Allen, in his low key demeanor, you don’t have to be a jerk to the DA attitude & former work experience as a DA, has helped me to realize & confess how much I reeked of selfishness, privilege & entitlement; the very character defects that got me in this legal trouble in the first place; after voluntarily participated in our church’s Celebrate Recovery Program to address exposure to sexual violence, DV- disrespect to my mother & women in pornographers, the open sharing & 12 step study groups) for 9 months with a 30 d, 90 d., 3, 6 & 9 month’s recognition sexual sobriety chips to show my DA tonfurther evidence that I’ve been immensely remorseful and has practiced brutal & rigorous honesty in my healing from past hurts, habit & hang ups. My letter to my DA to expressed that I am writing to fully support your decision on my case. If you find a preponderance of evidence to recommend conviction with Probation, I would respect your counsel to the Court.. I appreciate the soundness and am at the mercy of your judgment. I should have known better and deserve the full force of the law enforced. The younger DA was willing to risk her professional & legal reputation and recommended a lesser charge to her Supervisor DA. To Lord Jesus Christ be All the glory & Mr. Allen deserves all the professional credit in representing me!
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Posted by Elizabeth | April 12, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
outstanding attorney
This attorney is by far the best Ive had dealings with. He cares. And is so helpful beyond what anyone would ever expect. Hes a solid person and he really does care about his client. Thanks alot Steve. I hope I never need your help again but if I do I know I will get the best help out there. You're a gem
Posted by Jim | April 3, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Blown away
I was charged with multiple counts and cases. Somehow Allen used 9 lives to save me.. He really saved me I severed no jail no nothing
Posted by elizabeth | June 16, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
excellent attorney
He is wonderful. With having his help in this criminal matter my term was greatly reduced. From an offer of 8 years with serving 85% of this and receiving a new strike he managed to negotiate no strike and a 3 year sentence serving 50% of this. He really helped me out. His fees are way reasonable. He really is a great attorney and you will be in good hands
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Posted by George | March 28, 2015
exceptional
I contacted Mr Alan about a case that was more than a decade old and he didn't hesitate to step in and let me just mention the person in question was in a different state that didn't matter to Mr Alan he went full force and wound up getting the case dismissed this guy absolutely will get my entire family's business in the future
Posted by anonymous | March 27, 2015
case dismissed
I had an older DUI - left the state, needed to finally take care of my case. Mr. Allen wrote motions, argued my case and well it disappeared and I can finally move on with my life and not worry about being stopped by police!
Posted by anonymous | September 4, 2013
misdemeanor domestic violence
I was charged with misdemeanor domestic abuse. I was stressed and upset because I was told I would loose my gun rights. Allen was able to convince prosecutor to reduce charge and I said guilty to a "noise ticket" infraction. No fines, no probation, no jail!
Posted by shirley | August 23, 2013
drug charges
I was facing big time for drug charges and a prior history of abuse. Mr. Allen and the office staff were polite and helpful. He was able to help me into a residental program and I avoided prison. I was so happy with the level of professionalism that I felt the need to write a review. I would call the law office for anyone who needs good representation and actually cares about the people.
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Posted by jenn | July 30, 2013
he cares about his clients.. and knows everyone!~
I went with the firm and Mr. Allen as an attorney. He handled everything about my case from the beginning. I was facing jail time and I have kids so that was not going to work. I fortunately avoided all jail time and actually got a changed charge so it did not look so bad. They made the process easy for me and I felt comfortable and in good hands.
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Posted by brian | July 15, 2013
He is GOOD!
I hired the law firm and was not sure what to expect. I have never been through anything like this before. I was charged with a felony dui with great injury to another person. I did not recall much of the incident other than waking up in the hospital. to make a long storey short, Steve Allen was able to get the charges reduced, and the offer down from 3 years in prison to a probation deal that can be reduced to a misdemeanor in 2 years. I will not serve any jail, or be back in the system. He is AMAZING and dedicated.
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Posted by chris | June 24, 2013
life saver
charged with 4 felonies. Pled to one but the offer was 4 years in prison!! I had another attorney and felt they were not doing anything. I had been talking to Mr. Allen for a few months at court and finally made the call. It was not cheap, but he was able to go in and get the offer reduced and I received probation. I felt so good after the case was done and I was told earlier my license would be revoked for life! He worked it out with the district attorney to change the charge so I would not lose my license forever. My lifes changed and I am doing my best. Thx to his office and incredible dealings with teh DA everything worked out as good as it could. Thank you!!!!!
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.6 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Partner & Managing Attorney
  • Law Office of Allen, McKernan, & associates, APC
  • 2013 - Present
  • Criminal Trial Lawyer
  • Legal Management Services
  • 2012 - 2014
  • Deputy District Attorney
  • Riverside County District Attorneys Office
  • 2008 - 2012
  • Law Clerk
  • Sacramento County District Attorney's Office
  • 2004 - 2008
  • Paralegal
  • Ronald D. Murray, PC
  • 2002 - 2004
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Education

  • Lincoln Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2007
  • Oregon St Univ
  • undergraduate
  • 2002

Legal Cases

  • Public intoxication
  • Dismissed
  • DUI
  • Dismissed
  • Domestic Violence
  • Hung Jury
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Associations

  • National College of DUI Defense
  • member
  • 2015 - Present
  • DUI Defense Lawyers Association
  • 2014 - Present
  • DUI Litigation Attorney's Network
  • DUI Litigation Attorney's Network
  • 2013 - Present
  • Criminal Defense Attorney's
  • Criminal Defense Attorney's
  • 2013 - Present
  • Federal Bar Association
  • 2012 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Central District of California
  • 2011 - Present
  • Riverside County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • State Bar of California
  • Attorney
  • N/A
  • American Bar Association
  • N/A
  • Federal Bar Association
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

  • Top Contributor
  • Avvo
  • 2013
  • Clients choice award
  • Avvo
  • 2013
  • Outstanding Coach
  • Mock Trial
  • 2013
  • Employee of the Month - Trial
  • Riverside District Attorney
  • 2009
  • Employee of the Month - Trial
  • Riverside District Attorney
  • 2009
  • Outstanding Coach
  • Mock Trial
  • 2008
  • Honorable Mention
  • Mock Trial
  • 2007
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Publications

  • Attorneys Today
  • Inside the District Attorney's Office
  • 2012

Speaking Engagements

  • Legal Field MCLE
  • DUI & Consequences
  • 2015
  • Legal Advice for Public
  • Law Day
  • 2015
  • Law Firm
  • Effective Voir Dire
  • 2013
  • School Legal Career Day
  • Legal Careers
  • 2012
  • Private Law Firm
  • DUI
  • 2012
  • Cross examination of the Investigating Officer
  • DUI Defense
  • 2012
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Attorney endorsements

Received (62)
Given (75)
Endorse Stephen
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Stephen provides great representation for his clients and relentlessly defends their rights in court. He is well respected within the Riverside County legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Allen is an excellent attorney who works tirelessly to obtain the best results for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney ALLEN is a great attorney and he constantly gets his clients amazing outcomes."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An excellent lawyer who treats clients with patience, care, understanding, and utmost professionalism - an even better person and I wholeheartedly recommend for future services."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jun 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Allen is an excellent attorney who truly cares about his clients. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 04
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Stephen Allen is an excellent attorney. He is both reasonable and an aggressive, formidable adversary in the courtroom. He truly cares for the people involved in his cases and has a keen sense of justice."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I enthusiastically endorse Mr. Allen. A fantastic attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Stephen is an amazing attorney who will fight hard for his clients. He is extremely skilled and cares about all of his clients. I highly endorse him."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse Mr. Allen. Truly exceptional and caring attorney who produces great results in representing clients! I want all people with legal problems to contact him first."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Steve is a great attorney, and an even better person. He is a great source of knowledge and information and assists me whenever I have questions. He's dedicated as he is a zealous advocate for his clients. I strongly recommend Steve to handle any criminal case one may have!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Allen is comfortable in court, with clients, counsel, and an all-around solid attorney. He is an asset to any client who hires him. Highly recommended."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Apr 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Keen attention to detail with exceptional client service. I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 12
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 09
Relationship: Other
"If you want the best results look no further. I highly recommend and endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Dec 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Allen will fight hard for you and really knows his stuff! He's a great asset to AVVO and the community!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Stephen Troy Allen knows the Riverside court system inside and out, and he is a great advocate for his clients."
General practice Attorney | Dec 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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