Orange County Criminal Defense: Aggressive Representation in State and Federal Cases

If you have been charged with a crime, your personal freedom and financial livelihood may be at stake. The good news is that you don’t have to go through this stressful and trying ordeal alone. It is vital that you seek the guidance of an experienced and accomplished criminal defense attorney who can inform you of your rights and interests, and help you prepare a strong defense.

As a former Senior Deputy Public Defender, Orange County criminal defense lawyer Karren Kenney has dedicated her career to defending people accused of a wide variety of crimes. Ms. Kenney has never prosecuted anyone. She has more than 18 years of experience representing clients accused of misdemeanor and felony offenses at both the state and federal levels. Ms. Kenney has a strong track record of helping her clients fight for their rights, helping them to get criminal charges dropped, reduced, and dismissed when possible.

Fighting Felony and Misdemeanor Charges

Felonies are typically those punishable by at least one year in prison, while misdemeanors are usually punishable by a fine or less than a year in jail. Some criminal offenses in California may be charged as either a misdemeanor or felony, depending on the circumstances. Ms. Kenney regularly defends clients accused of both kinds of offenses, which can involve charges for crimes including:

  • DUI
  • Theft
  • Fraud and other white collar crimes
  • Embezzlement
  • Domestic violence
  • Assault and battery
  • Three strikes
  • Gang-related offenses
  • RICO charges
  • Murder

No matter how daunting a criminal charge may seem, there is almost always a way for a defendant to fight it. For example, evidence critical to the prosecution’s case can be challenged if the police seized it in an improper way or by means of an illegal interrogation, violating protections established under the Fourth and Fifth Amendments to the United States Constitution. Sometimes your lawyer can also attack the credibility of key prosecution witnesses, questioning whether they would have been able to accurately identify you or testify regarding your alleged actions. Since the prosecution must prove a defendant guilty beyond a reasonable doubt, simply creating uncertainty about its case can be enough to defeat the charges against you.

Discuss Your Case With an Experienced Orange County Criminal Defense Lawyer

Ms. Kenney has extensive criminal jury trial experience, including representing clients in the most complex of cases. She understands the law as it applies to these matters, and she knows what arguments are persuasive in relation to these cases. Ms. Kenney works closely with her clients, keeping them informed of their rights and options every step of the way, and she fights aggressively to ensure that they get a fair trial. Before going into private practice, Ms. Kenney was named Public Defender of the Year by her colleagues as a result of her dedication to clients and performance in the courtroom.

Ms. Kenney takes pride in being a tenacious and effective advocate for the clients she represents. She embraces a “no fear” attitude in the courtroom that she developed over nearly two decades of criminal jury trial practice. Her performance skills were also honed on the football field as a former NFL cheerleader for the San Diego Chargers and Los Angeles Rams. These skills can make or break a case in front of a jury.

If you or a loved one is facing a criminal charge, you need an aggressive Orange County criminal defense attorney on your side to tell your story as persuasively as possible. With offices in Costa Mesa, we serve clients throughout Southern California, including in Orange, Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Riverside, and San Diego Counties. Call (855) 505-5588 or contact us online for a free consultation.

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