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Karren Melinda Kenney

Costa Mesa Criminal Defense Attorney.

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  1. At the first court hearing ( criminal ). I asked to see the discovery , Then my public defender said to me he dont have time !!I

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Karren Melinda Kenney
    2. Jonathan Hackworth
    3. Elliot Rahmim Zarabi
    4. Jay Carl Stoegbauer
    5. Frank Mascagni III
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    You do have a right to discovery and you should be persistent on obtaining it. I recently left the OC Public Defender's office (not sure if your case is in OC) and I can give a little insight on how that office operates. If this was your first court appearance, your case was handled by a calendar public defender, someone who is in that same courtroom everyday, handling the entire felony calendar with usually only 1 other person. The office requires the public defender to redact all...

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  2. Can cops do this ?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Karren Melinda Kenney
    2. David Matthew Piper
    3. John Paul Thygerson
    4. Brian K Wanerman
    5. Seth Andrew Weinstein
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    Yes. It is not up to a cop to file charges...it's the prosecutor who decides to file after the cop submits the police report. You should retain a lawyer to help you. http://orangecounty.criminallaw.com

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  3. My son Is going to Jury court on a intent to seel but he has not been offered a plea bargain.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Karren Melinda Kenney
    2. Tina Marie Barberi
    3. Lewis Robert Rosenblum
    4. Erica Lynn Gambale
    5. Joseph Briscoe Dane
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    I suggest consulting with a private attorney in person about your son's options. I offer a free one hour consultation as do others on Avvo.

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  4. Can my husband and I use the same lawyer for the same shoplifting charge

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Karren Melinda Kenney
    2. Elliot Rahmim Zarabi
    3. Joseph Briscoe Dane
    4. Christine C McCall
    5. Daniel C Grupenhagen
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    Yes....if a conflict waiver is signed.

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  5. I plea bargained- Not sentenced yet. What are fair and just reasons for requesting withdrawal of my plea that the court accepts?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Dan Eugene Chambers
    2. Sholeh Iravantchi
    3. Karren Melinda Kenney
    4. Alexander M. Ivakhnenko
    5. Anthony Michael Solis
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    I suggest you sit down with an attorney who practices federal defense and go though in detail the circumstances surrounding your initial plea in order for the attorney to determine if there is a "fair and just reason" to withdraw it. Generally speaking, Rule 11 applies to plea withdrawals in federal court: (d) Withdrawing a Guilty or Nolo Contendere Plea. A defendant may withdraw a plea of guilty or nolo contendere: (1) before the court accepts the plea, for any reason or no reason; or (2)...

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  6. I shoplifted yesterday, taking to jail and bailed out, how can i get out from serving jail time if i'm guilty?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Karren Melinda Kenney
    2. Joseph Briscoe Dane
    3. Andrew Stephen Roberts
    4. Daniel C Grupenhagen
    5. Elliot Rahmim Zarabi
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    You and your family need to retain a lawyer. Depending on your career goals, this may impact your life dramatically. Interview a few lawyers and pick the one you are most comfortable with. Many of us offer free consultations.

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  7. I was falsely accused of shoplifting $300 in merchandise. What should I do?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Karren Melinda Kenney
    2. Tai Christopher Bogan
    3. Daniel C Grupenhagen
    4. Joseph Briscoe Dane
    5. Maltaise E Cini
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    Hire a lawyer immediately. The lawyer can follow up with the detectives.

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  8. Pre Indictment Disposition. What exactly is that?

    Answered 4 months ago.

    1. Karren Melinda Kenney
    2. Jennifer J Wirsching
    3. Andrew Stephen Roberts
    4. Michael Douglas Shafer
    5. Anthony Michael Solis
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    A pre-indictment disposition usually comes up when the Feds are investigating someone, contact that person or their lawyer for a proffer meeting, and work out some sort of a deal before an indictment is actually filed. It depends on the circumstances, but it is generally "a good thing". The United States Sentencing Guidelines can be very harsh and cooperating early on usually helps the defendant in terms of the actual sentence he/she will receive.

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  9. I can no longer afford my private attorney. Can I request a public defender be appointed to me?

    Answered 8 months ago.

    1. Karren Melinda Kenney
    2. Richard Wynn
    3. Angela M Berry-Jacoby
    4. Andrew Stephen Roberts
    5. Michael Kevin Cernyar
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    You can request a public defender when you go back to Department C5 at your next court date. The judge will have you fill out a financial declaration under penalty of perjury in order to determine if you qualify. Considering you are being charged with a serious offense, which costs more for legal representation, you will most like get the public defender. If you are employed, the court might make you try to find a different private attorney who allows payments. Good luck!

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  10. What kind of time or violation is he looking at now after his recent arrest for DUI?

    Answered 26 days ago.

    1. Jay Scott Finnecy
    2. Troy Slaten
    3. Patrick Michael Pekin
    4. Karren Melinda Kenney
    5. Dan Eugene Chambers
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    Based on the information you stated, he's looking at a parole violation (which will be no bail if his parole officer decides to violate him) and a misdemeanor DUI disposition (assuming this is his 1st DUI and nobody was injured). The first time DUI in Orange County does not generally carry any jail time. His biggest problem is going to be his parole violation.

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