Orange County Defense Attorney
Orange County Defense Attorney Karren Kenney has represented Orange County residents for over 20 years. Located in Southern California, Orange County is renowned for its beaches and tourism attractions, including Huntington Beach, Newport Beach, Disneyland, Knott’s Berry Farm, and the Anaheim Convention Center. It is also one of the most densely populated counties in the state, as well as the nation. With a wide variety of notable businesses and Fortune 500 companies headquartered there, it has become a significant contributor to California’s economy. From Costa Mesa and Irvine to Westminster, Santa Ana, and Fullerton, the Kenney Legal Defense Corporation serves residents of Orange County who are facing criminal charges. Ms. Kenney has made a name for herself through her tenacious trial advocacy as well as her focus on white-collar crime cases. She makes a diligent effort to get to know her clients and guide them through each step of the legal process.
Orange County Defense Attorney Handles Felonies and Misdemeanors
Whether you have been charged with a misdemeanor or the more serious offense of a felony, Orange County Defense Attorney Karren Kenney will aim to ensure that your rights are protected. Misdemeanors are crimes that carry punishments of up to one year in jail, a fine, or both. The prosecution must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that a defendant committed the offense with which he or she is charged, which usually contains multiple elements regarding both physical actions and mental intentions. In some situations, a defendant also may be able to challenge the manner in which a statement or evidence was obtained by law enforcement officials. The Fourth and Fifth Amendments of the U.S. Constitution provide individuals with strong, wide-ranging protections. If evidence was seized in an unconstitutional way, it can be excluded from consideration by a judge or jury, which can severely undermine the prosecution’s case.
Orange County Defense Attorney Karren Kenney also has considerable experience defending individuals who have been charged with serious crimes, felonies, federal offenses, and white-collar crimes. These offenses can give rise to more severe punishments, including more than one year in prison and significant fines.
California citizens who have committed repeat felonies may face serious consequences if they are convicted for a third time. Known a the “three-strikes” rule, this law instructs judges to sentence a defendant to a sentence of at least 25 years upon a third conviction for a serious or violent felony. Examples of offenses that will result in a “strike” include murder, manslaughter, robbery, arson, and gang-related crimes. Recent changes in this law now allow defendants to petition for a reduction in their sentence if they are already serving a third-strike sentence due to a conviction for a lesser offense. Orange County Defense Attorney Karren Kenney can assist individuals who believe they may be entitled to a reduction in their sentence.
In addition to defending California residents against charges brought under state law, she also has the skill and experience to defend individuals who have been charged with federal offenses. A conviction for a federal crime can result in imprisonment in a federal facility for a significant period of time. As with a prosecution under state law, however, every element of a charge must be proven beyond a reasonable doubt, and constitutional evidentiary protections shield the rights of defendants.
Fight the Prosecution with the Assistance of a Skilled Orange County Defense Attorney
If you or someone you love has been charged with a misdemeanor, felony, or federal offense, it is wise to enlist a capable attorney who will fight for your rights. Orange County Defense Attorney Karren Kenney has the experience to help you through the legal process in Orange County or the surrounding area. She can work to resolve your case without going to trial, but she also has a considerable record of success in the courtroom. In one case, for example, Ms. Kenney defended a client charged with first-degree murder and obtained a not guilty jury verdict. Call or contact us online for a free initial consultation.