Federal Crime Attorney
Nationwide Federal Crime Attorney
Criminal defense attorney Karren Kenney is an experienced nationwide federal defense attorney who defends clients in a wide range of federal cases. A former public defender, Ms. Kenney has dedicated her career to defending people who have been criminally charged and ensuring that they take full advantage of the protections available to them under the law. Ms. Kenney is a tenacious litigator who is well-respected in the legal community and has been acknowledged by peers for her commitment to clients and ability in the courtroom. Ms. Kenney specializes in handling federal fraud matters and is a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) with the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.
Federal Defense Attorney for All Types of Federal Crimes
Federal criminal offenses run a broad spectrum of criminal activity, encompassing more than 100 different types of infractions. Those include:
- Money Laundering
- Bank Fraud
- Mortgage Fraud
- Computer Fraud
- Cyber Crimes
- Drug Crimes
- Drug Trafficking
- Alien Smuggling
- Unlawful Entry Into the United States
- Conspiracy Charges
- Health Care Fraud
- Investment Fraud
- Wire Fraud
- Mail Fraud
- Securities Fraud
- Gun Charges
- Domestic Terrorism
No matter where any of the above-listed offenses occur, these types of cases are prosecuted in federal courts by federal prosecutors because they involve federal laws. A person convicted of one of these offenses and sentenced to imprisonment will serve custody time in a Board of Prisons (BOP) federal correctional facility if probation is not granted. Anyone charged with a federal offense should immediately contact federal defense attorney Karren Kenney for representation in federal court.
White-Collar Crime Cases
“White-collar” crime is one of the larger areas of federal criminal law, and one which law enforcement has increasingly focused on in recent years. White-collar crimes are those in which a person or group uses commercial situations for financial gain. The perpetrators often rely on sophisticated means to conceal their activities, usually through a series of complex transactions.
Prosecutors and judges take these cases very seriously, and the penalties for white-collar crimes can be severe. Those penalties are likely to be even harsher in the event that a court finds that the accused has engaged in an “aggravated” offense, or what the law defines as a “pattern of related felony conduct.”
Defenses in Federal Cases
The good news is that there are a number of legal tools available to help criminal defendants fight the charges against them when they are represented by an experienced federal defense attorney One is the statute of limitations, which creates time limits under which the government must charge a person with a crime. Federal white-collar cases typically operate under a five-year statute of limitations, meaning that the government must charge a defendant within five years of the time that the crime was “completed.” Some offenses, however, may be considered “continuing crimes.” That includes crimes for which the effects continue long after the criminal work is finished and those that take place over several states. In these cases, the statute of limitations is often considered to be extended in order to allow prosecution.
How Federal Crime Attorney Karren Kenney Can Help
If you or a loved one has been charged with a federal crime, it’s important that you seek the counsel of an experienced criminal defense lawyer in order to consider the charges, weigh the options and develop the strongest possible strategic defense. Criminal Lawyer Karren Kenney has been defending the criminally accused for over 20 years, representing clients in more than 100 criminal trials. She is also a Certified Fraud Specialist and a Certified Fraud Examiner conferred by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
Federal Defense Attorney Kenney is a seasoned and accomplished litigator who takes pride in providing personalized and comprehensive services to the clients of Kenney Legal Defense.
A verdict of “not guilty” is possible in federal criminal cases. Ms. Kenney successfully defended a client who was charged with federal wire fraud. The case involved a total of 5 defendants who proceeded to have a jury trial. Ms. Kenney’s client was acquitted of all charges and the other 4 defendants were convicted. The client avoided a substantial federal prison term.
Recently, Attorney Kenney obtained a complete dismissal of money laundering and mail fraud charges on behalf of a client who was wrongfully accused by his employer of committing these federal offenses
From our offices in Costa Mesa and San Diego, our firm serves clients throughout Southern California and nationwide. Call (855) 505-5588 or contact us online for a free consultation and to learn more about how Federal Crime Attorney Karren Kenney and the defense team at Kenney Legal Defense can help you.