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Sarah Christensen Attorney At Law, P.C. - Attorney Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs, CO

"Justitia Omnibus"

(Justice For All)

"There is one way in this country in which all men are created equal -- there is one human institution that makes a pauper the equal of a Rockefeller, the stupid man the equal of an Einstein, and the ignorant man the equal of any college president. That institution, gentlemen, is a court." - Atticus Finch, To Kill A Mockingbird



If you are facing felony charges, the criminal justice system can be incredibly overwhelming and intimidating. Luckily, our founding fathers guaranteed that no man or woman should have to endure this process alone. You have the right to legal representation of your choosing and in all legal situations you are innocent until proven guilty. Contact me to ensure that your rights are protected so you can get the help your deserve in the face of such serious charges.

If you have a need for a criminal defense attorney in Colorado, I am the only call you need to make to get the help you want and need.  

If you are charged with a felony in the state of Colorado, you will be facing the most severe punishment that the justice system is able to impose. In this situation, you have the right to an attorney to represent you and protect your rights as you face these serious charges. I will work diligently alongside you to ensure that you receive the best possible representation.


Felony charges range from serious Class I felonies to less serious Class 6 felonies. Penalties and sentencing will be based on the severity of the offense and the circumstances surrounding the event, as well as any prior criminal history. Luckily, no matter what charges you face and no matter what your criminal history reveals, you can be assured that I will work closely with you to investigate your case, develop a legal defense and aggressively develop sentencing options.


It is preferable to contact me if possible immediately after you are charged with a felony crime; somtimes you may even have the opportunity to talk to lawyer before you are arrested. If the police want to talk to you it always the best choice to talk to a lawyer before giving a statement.  Contact the The Law Office of Sarah Christensen and I will ensure that your rights are respected.  You have legal and constitutional rights that police officers are bound to uphold and failure to do so may result in certain eveidence being surpressed, which means that the prosecution may not be able to use it against you.


Any felony offense is handled by the District Court in Colorado and carries with it a possible penalty of incarceration in a Colorado State Penitentiary. Sentencing ranges for felony offenses are based on the severity and class of felony:

Colorado Springs Felony Attorney


Ref: CRS 18-1.3


Some drug offenses are classified as “Drug Felonies” that carry a separate set of possible penalties. Click here drug possession, The Law Office of Sarah Christensen will be on your side to fight with you every step of the way. Hiring a successful defense attorney can help you fight the charges and can make a big difference at sentencing.


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Felony Classifications

Minimum Penalty

Maxmimum Penalty

Class 1 Felony



Class 2 Felony

8 years/$5,000

24 years/$1,000,000

Class 3 Felony

12 years/$750,000

3 (Extraordinary Risk)

16 years/$750,000

Class 4 Felony

6 years/$500,000

4 (Extraordinary Risk)

8 years/$500,000

4 years/$3,000

4 years/$3,000

2 years/$2,000

2 years/$2,000

Class 5 Felony

5 (Extraordinary Risk)

Class 6 Felony

6 (Extraordinary Risk)

Mandatory Parole Period


5 years

5 years

5 years

3 years

3 years

1 year/$1,000

3 years/$100,000

2 years

1 year/$1,000

4 years/$100,000

2 years

1 year/$1,000

18 years/$100,000

1 year

1 year/$1,000

2 years/$100,000

1 year

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