Archive for the ‘Assault Charge’ Category

Montrose Teen Dies from Stab Wounds – Colorado Springs Criminal Defense Attorney

Tuesday, September 7th, 2010

A teenage boy has died from stab wounds he received during a fight at a party. 9 News has reported that 19-year-old, Zachary Culmer, “was stabbed in the neck” during an early morning fight on September 5th. Another teenage boy is being “held at the Department of Youth Services in Grand Junction” on suspicion of the second-degree murder of Culmer. Culmer went to the party uninvited, but it is unclear at this point what caused the fight and why Culmer was stabbed. Local police and the Colorado Bureau of Investigation continue to investigate the homicide.

The specifics of second-degree murder charges and sentencing vary from state to state. According to an article posted at Free Advice, second-degree murder generally “means intentionally killing someone without planning to do so in advance.” The case as it has been reported above is an obvious example of a second-degree murder charge. The young man who allegedly stabbed Culmer did not, according to the report, plan to stab Culmer the night of the party. During a fight, he pulled out a knife and stabbed the victim in the neck. The stabbing was not premeditated, but it was intentional.

Not everyone who is arrested is guilty of the crime they have been charged with. Sometimes, the facts of a case are not clear at the beginning of an investigation and further evidence shows that initial charges should either be dropped or changed. If you have been charged with a crime, it is important to hire an experienced Colorado Springs Criminal Defense Attorney who will work for you. For a free consultation and review of your case call Sarah Christensen today at (719) 634-7770.

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Man Shoots at Intruders – Colorado Springs Criminal Defense

Wednesday, August 11th, 2010

A Colorado Springs man shot at two intruders who had broken into his garage Sunday morning. The Gazette is reporting that the incident happened about 2:30 a.m. on the 500 block of Dix Circle. The man had noticed that someone had broken into his garage; inside the garage he confronted two men. The man pulled out a handgun and fired multiple shots at the intruders who then fled the scene. Investigators are still trying to figure out if any of the intruders were hit by the homeowner’s bullets.

According to the Colorado Department of Public Safety Office of Research and Statistics, there were 1,736 arrests in Colorado in 2007 for weapons related offenses.

You should never have to face criminal charges alone, no matter how small. If you are charged with a crime anywhere in the El Paso County area, contact Colorado Springs Felony Defense Attorney Sarah Christensen immediately. Sarah Christensen is a skilled criminal defense attorney who will be on your side to help you avoid exorbitant fees and unnecessary jail time. When you become her client, you can relax. She stands ready to use her extensive legal knowledge, her broad experience and her absolute commitment to protect your rights and to vigorously pursue your case. Call (719)634-7770 today for a free consultation and case evaluation.

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Clerk Assaulted in Attempted Robbery – Colorado Springs Criminal Defense Attorney

Tuesday, July 13th, 2010

A clerk was assaulted and beaten late Sunday in an attempted robbery at a Colorado Springs hotel. The Gazette is reporting that two men walked into the Crosslands Economy Suites and began assaulting the clerk and demanding money. The clerk suffered minor injuries in the attack.

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 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 today for a free consultation.

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Sexual Assault of a Minor at Lake Pueblo State Park – Colorado Springs Criminal Defense Lawyer

Friday, June 11th, 2010

According to the Pueblo Cheiftain, three Colorado Springs residents were arrested on suspicion of contributing to the deliquency of a minor. Rebecca Fontana, 20, Christopher Mazzillo, 18, and Zechariah Porter, 18, were on a weekend camping trip at Lake Pueblo State Park over the June 5th weekend. According to Park Ranger Mount, Porter was also arrested on suspicion of sexually assaulting a minor ( a 12 year old girl). The 12 year old girl told rangers that Porter forced her to have sex with him and the group drank alcohol and smoked marijuana. The three suspects are currently being held without bail in the Pueblo County Jail.

Sexually assaulting a minor can be a serious criminal offense and can lead to unnecessary fines and even jail time. The State of Colorado takes sexual assualt of a minor very seriously and therefore, considers this offense a sex crime. In the State of Colorado, a criminal conviction of sexually assaulting a minor can result in lengthy jail time and the defendant being forced to register as a sex offender for life. In addition, Colorado law stipulates that anyone under the age of 15 is considered a child, not just a minor and the consequences are therefore, much more severe.

If you or someone you love is arrested and charged with sexual assault of a minor, it is important to contact an experienced Colorado Springs Sexual Assault Attorney immediately. Your felony defense attorney will need to review your case carefully to build a zealous defense designed to help reduce these potentially damaging criminal charges. Sarah Christensen is a veteran Colorado Springs Sexual Assault Attorney who will aggressively fight to have your sexual assault charges reduced. Call (719)634-7770 today for a free consultation and case evaluation. Don’t face Colorado sexual assualt of a minor charges alone, contact Sarah Christensen today.

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Couple Arrested for Assault – Colorado Springs Criminal Defense Attorney

Saturday, June 5th, 2010

According to the Gazette, two people were arrested in an assault early Wednesday, June 2, 2010 in Colorado Springs. Robert Dow and Nancy Margeta were arrested for first degree assault after a local man noticed someone in his yard on E. Monument Street. The man, his friend and his dog chased the couple to a parking lot on N. Nevada Ave where the suspects began assaulting the man. The victim sustained serious injuries to his head and was taken to a local hospital for treatment.

According to city-data.com, there were 1,122 assaults in Colorado Springs in 2008 alone. These assaults can range from shoving and pushing to more serious assaults involving deadly weapons.

If you or someone you love is facing criminal charges of assault anywhere in the El Paso County area, it is important to have an experience Colorado Springs Criminal Defense Attorney on your side. Sarah Christensen is a veteran Colorado Springs Criminal Defense Attorney who will be an aggressive legal advocate for your rights. A solid and zealous defense is the best way to beat Colorado assault charges and avoid unnecessary jail time. Call (719)634-7770 today for a free consultation and case evaluation. Don’t face these  alone, contact Sarah Christensen today.

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Man Arrested for Handgun Theft – Colorado Springs Criminal Defense Attorney

Wednesday, May 26th, 2010

A man was arrested in colorado springs Monday night on suspicion of stealing a handgun. According to the Colorado Springs Gazette, Gary Palmer was arrested in connection with the incedent. Police say that after learning about the theft of the handgun, they contacted Palmer to inquire about the theft. Palmer later met with police where he turned in the handgun and was arrested.

According to the Colorado Department of Public Safety Office of Research and Statistics, there where 1,736 arrests in Colorado in 2007 for weapons related offenses.

You should never have to face criminal charges alone, no matter how small. If you are charged with a crime anywhere in the El Paso County area, contact  Colorado Springs Criminal Defense Attorney Sarah Christensen immediately. Sarah Christensen is a skilled criminal defense attorney who will be on your side to help you avoid exorbitant fees and unnecessary jail time. When you become her client, you can relax. She stands ready to use her extensive legal knowledge, her broad experience and her absolute commitment to protect your rights and to vigorously pursue your case. Call (719)634-7770 today for a free consultation and case evaluation.

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Fatal Stabbing – Colorado Springs Felony Defense Attorney

Tuesday, May 4th, 2010

The Denver Post reported this morning that a Colorado Springs man has been arrested in connection to a fatal stabbing. 32-year-old Jason Stroud is accused of stabbing to death his 59-year-old father Monday morning. Police allege that the Jason Stroud stabbed his father multiple times in the head and torso before fleeing the house on foot. Police arrested the suspect a short time later without further incident. Police did not discuss a motive for the incident.

According to the Colorado Springs Police Department, there were 135 murders in Colorado Springs between 2002 and 2008. This will be the seventh homicide this year in Colorado Springs.

Are you or someone you know facing a felony charge in Colorado? Colorado Springs Felony 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.

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