Criminal Defense Attorney, Kresta Daly, defends federal and state crimes defending many areas of law in federal and state court. Below you will find more information about different areas of criminal defense law:

Federal Crimes

The consequences of being charged in Federal court are serious. Being the subject or target of a federal criminal investigation or prosecution can be one of the most stressful events in a person’s life. The touchstone of our effort is to be aggressive and proactive in implementing strategies to prevent criminal charges from being filed or, failing that, to fight vigorously any charges that may be brought against our clients.  Individuals and businesses who think they are under investigation for a federal crime often contact us before they speak with investigators or receiving a grand jury subpoena.

Federal Crimes 

Sex Crimes

No other crime carries the same stigma as sex crime allegations. We understand this and we understand how to defend against sex crime allegations. For nearly two decades defending against sex crime allegations has been a core of Kresta Daly’s practice.  Sex crime allegations often come up when there are other legal matters pending. For example, people use sex crime allegations as a sword in divorce cases, child custody battles or in an effort to obtain large financial settlements – sometimes for conduct that never occurred.

Sex Crimes 

Civil Rights and Civil Liberties

We work tirelessly to protect the innocent and expose the abuses of people who are supposed to protect our society.  Providing legal representation to people who are unable to fight for their own rights is some of the most fulfilling work we do.  We represent individuals in a broad range of civil rights and civil liberties cases from prisoners and parolees suffering from unconstitutional and abusive conditions to citizens being assaulted and mistreated by law enforcement.

Civil Rights and Civil Liberties 

White Collar Crime

White Collar Crime Banner - Sacramento Criminal Defense Attorney Kresta Daly

Corporations, executives and employees increasingly find their business decisions are the subject of criminal investigations. We have unparalleled experience guiding individuals and corporations, large and small, through the treacherous waters of criminal investigations and trials.  Kresta works quickly, learning as much about the facts of the case as she possibly can.  Interviewing witnesses and obtaining documents when information is still fresh.  For nearly two decades, white collar criminal defense has been a core part of our practice.

White Collar Crimes

Domestic Violence

Domestic violence cases are complex. Regardless of what happened, or didn’t happen, everyone involved is emotionally invested, the accuser and the accused have a history. We have successfully unwound the often long and convoluted issues in domestic violence cases.  Domestic violence allegations almost always involve parallel proceedings in civil or family law courts.  Kresta has developed a network of other attorneys and experts who are often involved in these cases such as family law attorneys and counselors.

Domestic Violence 

Sexual Misconduct Allegations

For nearly 20 years, we have been a “go to” firm for those facing substantial financial liability from claims of sexual misconduct. We are able to resolve most claims involving sexual misconduct out of court but some do make it to trial. We have extensive experience in state and federal. That trial expertise, coupled with our experience handling civil and criminal matters, gives us a unique advantage.

Sexual Misconduct Allegations 

Criminal Defense Attorney Kresta Daly


Sacramento based criminal defense attorney Kresta Daly has helped hundreds of people successfully defend themselves against criminal allegations in state and federal court throughout California.

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