As a prosecutor, Mr. King conducted over fifty juvenile contested hearings, and prepared, submitted, and regularly argued oppositions to motions to suppress evidence in Del Norte County Superior Court. Derek J. King began his legal career with the Sacramento County Public Office. Derek has won felony and misdemeanor convictions for offenses such as Robbery, Burglary, Theft, Resisting Arrest, Assault and Battery, Vandalism, Drug Use, Drug Possession, Drug Sales, and Driving Under the Influence.
While still in law school, Derek represented juveniles during Sacramento County Juvenile Court detention hearings, assisted psychiatric patients placed on Conservatorship holds, and represented in-custody and out-of-custody clients during Sacramento Superior Court misdemeanor arraignments. Mr. King later served as a Deputy District Attorney in Del Norte County where he prosecuted felony and misdemeanor juvenile cases. Derek also prosecuted half of the active adult misdemeanor cases and prepared legal memoranda involving crimes committed within Pelican Bay State Prison.