CHOOSE THE BEST COSTA MESA CRIMINAL ATTORNEY
Costa Mesa Criminal Defense Attorney Karren Kenney leads the defense team at Kenney Legal Defense with their main office located in Costa Mesa, California. All local criminal cases that occur in Costa Mesa are filed in the West Court Justice Center in Westminster, California. All federal cases that occur in Costa Mesa are filed in the United States District Court for the Central District of California. Costa Mesa is a vibrant and diverse city that is 37 miles south of Los Angeles and has a population of over 100,000 residents, theft crimes such as larceny and burglary are relatively prevalent there. People who are accused of any crime in Costa Mesa or the surrounding communities hire Costa Mesa criminal attorney Karren Kenney to help fight their charges. Kenney Legal Defense aggressively fights to protect the rights of people accused of a wide range of state and federal criminal crimes including misdemeanors and felonies, extending from white-collar crimes and theft to DUI, drug offenses, domestic violence, and murder.
State and federal prosecutors must prove the elements of an offense beyond a reasonable doubt. General categories of crimes can take many forms, each of which requires proof of multiple elements. If a prosecutor cannot prove an element beyond a reasonable doubt, you cannot be found guilty of the crime charged. Karren Kenney, an experienced Costa Mesa criminal attorney with over 25 years of experience, can assist you in your defense.
COMMON THEFT CRIMES AT SOUTH COAST PLAZA
A very common criminal case in Costa Mesa involves shoplifting at a department store in South Coast Plaza or another retail establishment. Depending on the amount involved, charges can be filed as a misdemeanor or felony. Often, a grand theft charge is considered a “wobbler,” which means it can be charged as a misdemeanor or as a felony. Prosecutors may take into consideration the defendant’s criminal history and the particular circumstances of the crime when deciding what charges to file.
Some common defenses against criminal charges include a claim of ownership, right of possession, good-faith mistake, consent by the owner, entrapment, or intoxication that results in a lack of specific intent if charged with a specific intent crime.
DRUNK IN PUBLIC AND DUI CHARGES IN COSTA MESA
Other types of common criminal cases that happen in Costa Mesa are alcohol-related, including drunk in public and DUI. Kenney Legal Defense has been successful in negotiating very favorable results in these types of cases and always offers a free 30-minute telephonic case review to determine if we can help in your case.
CONSULT CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY KARREN KENNEY TO PROTECT YOUR RIGHTS AGAINST THE PROSECUTION
A seemingly minor error in judgment can change your life. In addition to jail or prison time, you may lose the ability to obtain financial aid for school, lose a professional license, have your driver’s license suspended, or forfeit a job opportunity. However, an experienced Costa Mesa criminal attorney can help if you are being prosecuted for theft or another offense in Costa Mesa. We can try to negotiate an appropriate plea or take your case to trial. Contact Costa Mesa Criminal Attorney Karren Kenney and the top-rated defense team at the Kenney Legal Defense Corporation at (855) 505-5588 or via our online form.