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Three People Caught in Crossfire of Two-car Shoot Out

Monday, December 17th, 2012

According to The Denver Post, there was a shoot out involving two cars in Colorado Springs. There were minor injuries when two people were caught in the crossfire between the two cars. There were 3 occupants in the car that were caught in the crossfire. Two of those occupants were injured when their car’s windows were shot out. They were sent to the hospital for minor injuries caused by flying glass. The third passenger of the car was unharmed. All three victims reported that their car was hit by gun fire when two other vehicles were driving down the road shooting out the windows at each other. Police are investigating the scene and searching for the two cars involved in the shoot out. The police are asking the public for help in the investigation. No victims or suspects are being named at this time and no fatalities from gun wounds were reported.

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The Bureau of Justice reports that in 2009 22% of violent crimes the offender was armed with a gun, knife or other object that could be used as a weapon. Violent crimes that were reported in 2009 8% of the offenders used a firearm to commit the crime. The most common type of crimes where an offender used a firearm were robberies and car jacking. Over 45% of robberies involved a firearm. 28 percent of arrests for robberies had firearm charges involved in the case. Between 1993 and 1997 28% of nonfatal violent crimes were committed with a firearm. An additional 4% of violent crimes with a firearm resulted in injury and less than 1% resulted in a gunshot wound to either the violent offender or a victim. There were 5% of simple or aggravated assault involving a weapon in 2009. Most violent crimes did not involve a weapon, but 22% of violent crimes involved an offender with a weapon, guns made up 8% of the weapons used.

If you have made a terrible mistake or are being falsely accused of a crime it is important to protect your rights. Contact Sarah Christensen a Colorado Springs criminal defense lawyer who is dedicated to helping each of her clients receive the most lenient charge for any mistake they have made. It is important to always take a criminal charge seriously. There are many court appearances that are required if you have been charged with a crime. Sarah can protect your rights as you go through the judicial system and make court appearances. She may be able to have the charges dismissed, or even prevent you from being arrested at all. Her experience has given her a thorough understanding of how to design a defense based on the details of your particular case. Don’t face criminal charges by yourself and risk not protecting your rights. To contact Sarah Christensen a Colorado Springs criminal defense lawyer or for more information and a FREE phone consultation call (719) 634-7770 today.

Burglary Attempt Ends in Fatality | Colorado Springs Criminal Defense Attorney

Tuesday, October 9th, 2012

According to the Gazette, a burglary attempt was stopped when the burglar broke into a house with residents inside. The would-be burglar was sent to Memorial Hospital after a fight ensued at the residence in question. The police came to the scene after the fight had broken out and medical crews had already been called. Another man who was involved in the brawl was treated on site with minor injuries. The report says that the burglar broke in and confronted the people inside the residence. This is when the burglar and another man got into a physical altercation. Shortly after was when the supposed burglar was stabbed. The extent of injuries of the would-be burglar are unknown as well as property damages. An investigation is underway.

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Federal Bureau of Investigation reported that Colorado Springs had over 3,000 burglaries in 2011. Based on the population in 2011 roughly 7 houses out of every 1000 were burglarized. There was over 15,000 reports of property crime. In comparison with Denver property crime is almost as high even though Colorado Springs population is a little less than half of Denver’s.

If you have been wrongly charged with a crime, you should contact a Colorado Springs criminal defense attorney. Facing a criminal charge it can be very intimidating. By contacting a Colorado Springs criminal defense attorney you are insuring that your rights are being protected. Whether you made a terrible mistake or being accused of a crime you did not commit the Law Offices of Sarah Christensen can help you. A criminal record can ruin your life, defend your case. Contact Sarah Christensen today for a FREE CASE EVALUATION!!!

Violent Home Invasion Leaves Victims in Hospital | Colorado Springs Criminal Defense Attorney

Thursday, November 10th, 2011

Theft, burglary, illegal weapons, and aggravated assault are the charges being racked up for two minors and a 20 year old after a violent home invasion on October 28th. According to The Denver Post, the suspects were arrested on Wednesday after being accused of entering a Colorado Springs home and attempting to steal several guns that were kept within the residence. Two victims were home at the time of the robbery and were assaulted by the three suspects now in police custody. The victims suffered severe injures and head trauma due to being attacked and beaten with suspects guns. Both victims were taken to the hospital, one has been released and the other is still in critical condition. The incident is still being investigated by the police and some of the weapons are being held as evidence.

Breaking into a residence and assaulting another person or even having the intent to assault someone, would be considered first degree burglary. There are different levels of intensity when dealing with robbery such as first, second and third degree burglary. Understanding the differences between these classifications can be difficult. Seeking a criminal defense attorney who understands the law and your rights can potentially help in avoiding any unnecessary jail time.

If you or a loved one has been accused of a Colorado Springs theft or burglary, then you need an experienced Colorado Springs criminal defense attorney to defend you. Sarah Christensen is a dedicated Colorado Springs criminal defense attorney you can trust. She will put her experience and knowledge to work for you. A skilled and professional Colorado Springs criminal defense attorney can help you in determining your next step. For more information and a FREE CONSULTATION, contact Sarah Christensen at (719)634-7770.

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Two Colorado Springs Homeless Gay Men Stabbed | Colorado Springs Defense Lawyer

Thursday, August 11th, 2011

Geremiah Vargas and Marshall Hamilton-Parks were stabbed due to what the victims believe was the result of a hate crime. Vargas and Hamilton-Parks are two homeless, homosexual men that live in the Colorado Springs area. According to the men, their attackers Randy Bishop and Cornelius Bates were yelling derogatory terms toward the men at the time of the incident. The Colorado Gazette states that while Bishop and Bates will not be charged with a hate crime, they will be charged with the attack on the men.

The Colorado law states that a hate crime is any felony committed against any person based on their skin color, religious beliefs, disabilities, sexual orientation etc… Recently, a bill was introduced into the Senate that would allow crimes against the homeless to be considered as a hate crime. Proponents of the bill suggest that this clause may inhibit people from being able to cause harm to those based off of their socio-economic status. The bill is still pending in the House and no further action has taken place in the court system at this time.

If you or a loved one has been convicted of a Colorado Springs crime, then you need a dedicated Colorado Springs defense attorney to defend you. The law offices of Sarah Christensen will fight to get you the compensation that you deserve. Contact Colorado Springs defense lawyer, Sarah Christensen for more information and your Free Consultation–719-634-7770.

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26-Year-Old Faces Assault Charges after a Colorado Springs Robbery | Colorado Springs Assault Defense Attorney

Wednesday, July 6th, 2011

Twenty-six-year-old, Jonathan Krizek, was arrested by the Colorado State Police after he was identified as robbing the 7-11 store on Mount View Lane. The store clerk was assaulted during the robbing and was taken to a nearby hospital where he was treated for minor injuries. Krizek was identified as a possible suspect after the police received some helpful information that was able to support the evidence and led to the arrest, according to KRDO. Krizek will go to court where he will face robbery and assault charges.

Assault charges can range from the most serious (1st degree assault) to 3rd degree assault which is classified as a misdemeanor. In the state of Colorado, convictions of 1st and 2nd degree assault are the most serious and carry with them extensive jail time, fines, and are considered felony offenses. Assault charges are serious and can adversely affect your life forever.

If you or a loved one has been charged with Colorado Springs assault, you need a dedicated Colorado Springs assault defense attorney on your side to build a solid and formidable defense. The law offices of Sarah Christensen will fight for your rights and help you and your family through this troubling time. For a Free Consultation please contact our offices at 719-634-7770.

Sexual Assault Suspect Evades Police in Colorado Springs – Colorado Defense Attorney

Tuesday, October 19th, 2010

San Miguel County sheriff Bill Masters spotted Vincent Wallace, a sexual assault suspect from southwest Colorado, near West Middle School in Colorado Springs on Monday but was unable to arrest Wallace before he fled on foot. Masters was passing through the Springs area and was asked by investigators in San Miguel to check a few spots where Wallace might be hiding. According to The Gazette, Masters “noticed Wallace standing outside a house near the school” and asked for some identification. The suspect went into the house to retrieve his identification and fled out a back window. Anyone with information regarding the suspect as been asked to call either the Colorado Springs Police Department or the San Miguel County Sheriff’s Office.

Sexual assault is defined as a sexual action done to another against their will and is strictly prohibited by federal and state law. Colorado statues categorize sexual assault according to the following: degree of force used, age of the victim, and whether the act was consensual. A sexual assault suspect must prove that a given sexual act was consensual or that the alleged victim fabricated the events for an ulterior motive. If this is the case, the charges against a suspect may be reduced or dropped altogether.

Sexual assault charges are serious charges that have the potential to ruin a persons reputation and livelihood. Not every charge brought on someone in Colorado is true or factual. A skilled and experienced Colorado Springs defense attorney can help separate fact from fiction and find justice. If you or someone you know has been charged with sexual assault, you need a qualified Colorado defense lawyer to assist you through the legal process. Sarah Christensen has years of experience working on Colorado defense cases. For a free review and evaluation of your case, contact her offices today.

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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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