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DUI

DUI is a serious crime, and it should not be taken lightly. If a person is arrested for DUI, it will create a criminal arrest record. If convicted, the record of conviction may be viewed negatively by present and future employers and can also impact a person’s educational opportunities. A person who is convicted of DUI is also subject to harsh legal consequences, such as jail time, fines, license suspension, DUI School, and probation.

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FEDERAL OFFENSES

There are over 100 different offenses that fall under the category of federal crimes in the United States. Criminal charges may be filed against you in Federal court if you have committed an offense which violated the U.S. criminal code or you have committed an offense related to Federal government property.

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FELONIES

Karren Kenney is an Orange County felony defense attorney who represents clients in Southern California charged with a variety of crimes, including the full slate of misdemeanor and felony offenses. A former Senior Deputy Public Defender, Ms. Kenney has dedicated her career to defending the accused.

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FRAUD

Karren Kenney is a seasoned Orange County fraud defense attorney who has been defending clients in a wide range of criminal matters for more almost 20 years. A former public defender, Ms. Kenney has dedicated her career to representing people charged with crimes.

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INTERNET CRIMES

Karren Kenney is an Orange County Internet crime attorney who represents clients charged with a wide variety of offenses, including fraud and other white-collar crimes. A former Senior Deputy Public Defender, Ms. Kenney has dedicated her career to defending the accused.

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JUVENILE OFFENSES

Delinquency proceedings involve minors charged with committing an act which would be a crime if committed by an adult. Juvenile Court jurisdiction over delinquents is described in Welfare and Institutions Code Section 602. If allegations in the petition are found to be true, and if the minor is declared a ward of the court, the minor might remain at home on probation under certain conditions and with removal as a possible sanction for probation violation.

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MISDEMEANORS

Attorney Karren Kenney has tried over 60 criminal jury trials both state and federal courts. She works tirelessly for all of her clients and is committed to formulating the best possible defense. Attorney Karren Kenney has tried over 60 criminal jury trials both state and federal courts. She works tirelessly for all of her clients and is committed to formulating the best possible defense.

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THEFT

Taking something that doesn’t belong to you is theft. While the definition is simple, defending against charges of theft is not. There are a variety of categories of theft under California State law. Additionally, some of those categories are considered misdemeanors while others are considered felonies.

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WHITE COLLAR CRIMES

White collar crime includes a variety of nonviolent crimes usually committed in commercial situations for financial gain by the use of sophisticated means to conceal their activities, usually through a series of complex transactions. White collar crimes can be prosecuted in state or federal courts.

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ASSAULT AND BATTERY

Assault and Battery are two separate charges that are often charged concurrently. They can be found in California Penal Codes 240-248. Being charged with assault means that a person was unlawfully attacked another person with the intent to injure them. Battery is any willful and unlawful use of force or violence against another person.

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CARJACKING

In California, carjacking is defined as “the felonious taking of a motor vehicle in the possession of another, from his or her person or immediate presence, or from the person or immediate presence of a passenger of the motor vehicle, against his or her will and with he intent to either permanently or temporarily deprive the person in possession, accomplished by means of force or fear.” More simply put, if an individual forces or scares a person out of a car that they are either driving or sitting in, then they can be charged with carjacking.

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DRUNK IN PUBLIC

Although the law’s name suggests that if a person is drunk in a public location, they can be charged and eventually convicted of being drunk in public, this is not the case. In order for a person to be charged or even convicted of being drunk in public there are a few necessary elements.

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RESISTING ARREST

Resisting arrest as it is described in the California Penal Code 148(a) is based on three facts. These facts are as follows:

A peace officer, public officer, or emergency medical technician was there and they were attempting to do their job…

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DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

Domestic violence is defined in a few different sections of the California Penal Code. Domestic battery, as it is defined in section 243(e)1, is a misdemeanor.

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