Archive for April, 2010

Man Charged in I-Pad Theft – Colorado Springs Criminal Defense Lawyer

Friday, April 30th, 2010

A Denver man has been charged with robbery and assault in an I-Pad theft. The Denver Post is reporting that 20-year-old Brandon Smith has been charged with robbery and third-degree assault after allegedly ripping an I-Pad out of a mans hand at Cherry Creek Mall on April 15th.  The bag was pulled so violently that it stripped the skin down to the bone of the pinky finger of Bill Jordan. Most of the finger had to be amputated following the incident. Smith was identified by security footage from the shopping center.

According to the Colorado Bureau of Investigation, in 2008, a total of 3,186 robberies were reported by law enforcement agencies in Colorado. Strong arm robberies accounted for 1,317 of the total number.

Robbery of any sort is a serious felony with serious penalties in the state of Colorado. You could be facing a significant prison term if convicted. Are you or someone you know facing a felony charge in Colorado? Colorado Springs Robbery Defense Attorney Sarah Christensen is a defense lawyer dedicated to defending individuals facing criminal prosecution or who are under investigation. If you are being investigated for a felony crime in Colorado, you probably have questions. There are significant consequences related to having a criminal record. Do not let criminal charges stand in the way of you and your future. Call Colorado Springs Criminal Defense Attorney Sarah Christensen today at (719)634-7770 for a free consultation.

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Knife Assault – Colorado Springs Assualt Defense Attorney

Monday, April 26th, 2010

The Denver Post is reporting that an 18-year-old Colorado Springs woman, Carriel Mackey, was arrested early this morning after slashing the face of another woman during a dispute about a man. Colorado Springs police arrested Ms. Mackey sometime around 1:00a.m. Monday morning. The victim received stitches to her face at Memorial Central Hospital. Mackey was booked into the El Paso County Jail on suspicion of first-degree assault.

Being charged in Colorado Springs with Assault is a serious matter. You could face significant jail time and fines. If you have been charged with an assault contact Colorado Springs Assault Defense Attorney Sarah Christensen right away. She can review your case with you and discuss your legal options. Call 719-634-7770 today!

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Suspect Held In Shooting Death – Colorado Springs Murder Defense Attorney

Thursday, April 22nd, 2010

A suspect has been arrested in an April 12th shooting death in Colorado Springs. The Denver Post is reporting that 18-year-old Adam Viveros was taken into custody without incident on Wednesday. Viveros is the suspect in the shooting death of Claudio Vega. He is being held in the El Paso County Jail charged with first degree murder.

The arrest stemmed from an April 12th confrontation between two groups of people in southwest Colorado Springs. According to The Gazette, at about 9:30 p.m. a fight broke out in front of 4519 Dewey Drive and at least one person started firing a handgun. When officers arrived they found two males with apparent gunshot wounds. Both males were transported to Memorial Hospital, where one of the males, Claudio Vega, died from his wounds. The other male survived the incident.

The act of murder can be defined as the unlawful killing of one person by another. According to the Colorado Springs Police Department, there were 135 murders in Colorado Springs between 2002 and 2008.

Are you or someone you know facing a felony murder charge in Colorado? Colorado Springs Criminal Defense Attorney Sarah Christensen is a defense lawyer dedicated to defending individuals facing criminal prosecution or who are under investigation. If you are being investigated for a felony crime in Colorado, you probably have questions. There are significant consequences related to having a criminal record. Do not let criminal charges stand in the way of you and your future. Call Colorado Springs Criminal Defense Attorney Sarah Christensen today at (719)634-7770 for a free consultation.

Springs Shooting Leaves One Dead – Assault Defense Lawyer

Tuesday, April 13th, 2010

The Denver Post is reporting that one man was fatally shot and another man wounded last night in Colorado Springs. According to a Colorado Springs Police Department media release, the double shooting happened around 9:25 p.m. in the 4500 block of Dewey Drive. One man was pronounced dead at Memorial Hospital and the other man was being treated for his injuries. Police are looking for two vehicles that were seen fleeing the scene of the shooting.

In an unrelated assault, a man was stabbed Saturday outside his north-side home in an attempted robbery. According to the Colorado Springs Gazette, the man told police he was standing outside his home when a man approached him and demanded his wallet. The man was then stabbed in the stomach with a small pocket knife before for the attacker fled the scene. The victim was not seriously injured and did not require medical attention.

Assault is defined as an unlawful physical attack or threat of attack. Assaults may be classified as aggravated or simple. The severity of assaults ranges from minor threats to incidents which are nearly fatal. According to Disastercenter.com, There were 22,628 assaults reported in Colorado between 2007 and 2008.

Are you or someone you know facing a felony assault charge in Colorado? Colorado Springs Assault Defense Attorney Sarah Christensen is dedicated to defending individuals facing criminal prosecution or who are under investigation. If you are being investigated for a crime in Colorado, you probably have questions. There are significant consequences related to having a criminal record. Do not let criminal charges stand in the way of you and your future. Call Colorado Springs Criminal Defense Attorney Sarah Christensen today at (719)634-7770 for a free phone consultation.

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Man Subdued with Taser – Colorado Springs Assault Defense Lawyer

Monday, April 12th, 2010

A Colorado Springs man was subdued by police with a Taser on Saturday. According to the Denver Post, 42-year-old Alfred Luedtk was tased when he refused to comply with police orders to drop a sword he was wielding. The incident happened around 2 a.m. at the Verde Meadows Apartments. Police were called after Luedtk allegedly threatened a group of people outside his apartment with a sword. In addition to threatening neighbors, Luedtk also is accused of assaulting his wife, hitting her in the back with a blunt area of the sword.  Luedtk has been charged with felony menacing and second-degree assault.

Assault is defined as an unlawful physical attack or threat of attack. Assaults may be classified as aggravated or simple. The severity of assaults ranges from minor threats to incidents which are nearly fatal.  According to Disastercenter.com, There were 22,628 assaults reported in Colorado between 2007 and 2008.

Are you or someone you know facing an assault charge in Colorado? Colorado Springs Criminal Defense Attorney Sarah Christensen is a defense lawyer dedicated to defending individuals facing criminal prosecution or who are under investigation. If you are being investigated for a crime in Colorado, you probably have questions. There are significant consequences related to having a criminal record. Do not let criminal charges stand in the way of you and your future. Call Colorado Springs Criminal Defense Attorney Sarah Christensen today at (719)634-7770.

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