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Karren M. Kenney

Karren M. Kenney

Defense Attorney and Certified Fraud Examiner
  • Criminal Law, White Collar Crime, Stockbroker & Investment Fraud...
  • California
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I am committed to defending your personal freedom. Having been practicing law since 1994, I enjoy zealously advocating for my clients and being their voice in the courtroom. I have tried over 70 criminal trials to verdict in state and federal courts and believe everyone deserves their day in court. Nobody should ever plead guilty to a crime they did not commit. Prior to starting my own criminal defense firm in 2012, I was a Senior Deputy Public Defender in Orange County, California, where I gained invaluable jury trial experience. Whether you are looking for an attorney to negotiate the best possible plea for you case, or you want to take it to the box and let a jury decide your case, I am here to help.

Practice Areas
  • Criminal Law
  • White Collar Crime
  • Stockbroker & Investment Fraud
  • Appeals & Appellate
  • DUI & DWI
  • Domestic Violence
  • Juvenile Law
  • Free Consultation
    I offer a 30 minute free phone consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
9th Circuit
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Certified Fraud Examiner
Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE)
- Current
Certified Fraud Specialist
Association of Certified Fraud Specialists (CFS)
- Current
Criminal Defense
- Current
Senior Deputy Public Defender
Orange County Public Defender
California St Univ Fullerton
Undergraduate Degree
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
Law Degree
California State University - Fullerton
Certificate - Basic Applied Forensics (2003) | Forensics
- present
Association of Certified Fraud Specialists
Public Defender of the Year
Orange County Public Defender
Professional Associations
Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE)
Certified Fraud Examiner
- Current
Association of Certified Fraud Specialists
- Current
Federal Bar Association
- Current
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL)
- Current
California State Bar # 174872
- Current
Orange County Bar Association
LRIS Committee Member
Orange County Attorney's Association
Executive Board Member
Articles & Publications
Choosing The Best Criminal Lawyer
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The Government Can Take Your Things And Keep Them
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Criminal Protesting Against President Trump
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Quallities To Look For In A Criminal Defense Attorney
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Caught In A Mortgage Fraud Scheme?
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Prostitution Stings in Orange County California - Don't Fall For The Fake Ads!
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Basic Steps To Follow After a DUI Arrest
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Speaking Engagements
Effective Trial Strategies and Skills, Santa Ana CA
Orange County Criminal Defense Bar
Certified Fraud Specialist
Association of Certified Fraud Specialists
Websites & Blogs
Kenney Legal Defense Corporation Website
Criminal Appeals
Criminal Conviction Expungements
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Legal Answers
4 Questions Answered

Q. If I was arrested on a 530.5 what will happen
A: It depends if the 530.5 charge was a felony or a misdemeanor and whether or not you have any prior convictions. It also depends what county and courthouse your case is filed in since the offers from the prosecutors vary from county to county. You should contact an attorney in the county your arrest occurred and he or she would be able to answer your question with more specifics.
Q. How long does a store owner have to report a theft
A: If the amount of the property that was taken is less than $950, it would be considered a misdemeanor, which carries a 1 year statute of limitations from the date that it occurred or when the store owner discovered the theft. If it's over $950, that would be a felony and the statute of limitations would be 3 years.
Q. jury elements for California adw with 3strikes law
A: In order to look up the specific jury instructions that apply to the case, you need to have the exact penal code sections that are charged. Calcrim is the source for all criminal jury instructions.
Q. im divorced and my daughter took her dads credit card and made thousands of dollars worth of online charges.
A: That would depend how old your daughter is and if you had knowledge that she purchased the items that came to your house with her dad's credit card. If her dad reported the card as stolen or reported the charges as fraudulent, she may get charged with a felony. The best thing to do is return all the items she purchased.
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Kenney Legal Defense Corporation
5000 Birch Street - West Tower
Suite 3000
Newport Beach , CA 92660
Toll-Free: (855) 505-5588
Telephone: (714) 850-1877