Possibly the most life-altering event anyone of us could ever face is arrest for some form of sexual misconduct- be it sexual assault, unlawful sexual behavior, or pornography. Due to the seriousness of these crimes, it is certainly in the best interest of anyone charged with any one of these crimes, to contact a Colorado Springs criminal defense attorney immediately. (more…)
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Police departments in Colorado and across the country have been cracking down on child predators by conducting a sting operation. This sting operation, known as “Operation Broken Heart II”, took place in Colorado and across the country. The Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force has keyed in on offenders nationwide who share child pornography, make child pornography, and attempt to lure children into sexual encounters online. Child sex tourism is a shockingly large industry that results in thousands of children being sold into the sex industry. (more…)
49 inmates at the Mesa County Jail were sleeping on the floor on June 19, due to overcrowding in the facility. The jail is designed to hold 392 inmates, while there were 432 booked into the jail. Some of the inmates are awaiting trial on felony charges, while others are being held pretrial on misdemeanor charges. A captain in the sheriff’s department said that he doesn’t know what the reason is for the increased number of inmates, whether fewer people are bonding out, or people are simply taking longer to work through the system. A number of the inmates were moved to Park County Jail in order to relive the crowding in Mesa County.
Have you been charged or arrested in Colorado? Contact an experienced Colorado Springs criminal defense attorney today to protect your rights.
The overcrowding issue in the Mesa County Jail is mirrored by a problem of overcrowding in prisons across the country. It is important to remember that, while people who are in jail have been arrested, they have not lost their rights. In fact, most of the people in jail have not been convicted of the crime that they were arrested for; they are either waiting to bond out, or awaiting trial. In any case, whatever the reason for the overcrowding in some county jails, and many prisons across the country, it is vital that people remember that every person charged with a crime in the United States has rights.
Speak with dedicated Colorado Springs criminal defense attorney Sarah Christensen immediately if you have been charged with a crime, or if you believe that you will be. With many years of experience in criminal law, Sarah has helped countless Coloradans protect their rights, prove their innocence, and get the best possible outcome from a terrible situation. When you are arrested, it’s not easy to know what to say to investigators. Police officers may try to make you feel like asking for a lawyer is a sign of guilt. The fact is, however, that you need a Colorado Springs criminal defense attorney to effectively protect your rights whether you are guilty or innocent. Remember that you are considered innocent until proven guilty. But also remember that a police who has already decided that you are guilty may not respect the rights that the law guarantees you. Sarah can help. For more information and a FREE CASE EVALUATION, contact The Law Office of Sarah Christensen today at (719)634-7770.
According to The Gazette, the state has found, through an audit, that a significant number of convicted sex offenders in Colorado are not receiving the treatment that they are mandated under a law that was enacted fifteen years ago. The law requires lifetime supervision for anyone convicted of sex offenses in Colorado, but currently a number of Colorado inmates who should be receiving treatment are not, which is lengthening their prison terms. There are currently more than 1000 inmates who have passed their original parole eligibility dates but are not able to be paroled because they have not been able to begin treatment. The cost to taxpayers of this failure to provide treatment is estimated at roughly $30 million annually.
Have you been charged with a crime in Colorado Springs? Contact an experienced Colorado Springs criminal defense attorney immediately to discuss your options.
It is not unusual for draconian laws regarding the punishment of criminals to be enacted, particularly when a problem garners widespread public attention. For example, it is very easy to get the average Coloradan to agree that sex offenders deserve severe punishment. However, these laws are sometimes drafted in a way that ignores certain realities. For example, if everyone who is classified as sex offender is subject to lifetime supervision, what exactly does that mean? Are people who are not dangerous being subjected to an infringement of their privacy? And at what cost?
Contact dedicated Colorado Springs criminal defense attorney Sarah Christensen today to protect your rights if you have been accused of a crime. Whether you have made a terrible mistake or you have been accused of a crime that you didn’t commit, you have rights, and protecting those rights requires knowledge, skill, and dedication. Contrary to the way that, frankly, many people feel, everyone accused of a crime in the United States has constitutional rights, including the presumption of innocence. Sarah Christensen has been a practicing Colorado Springs criminal defense attorney for many years, and knows how to protect you and get the best possible outcome to a terrible situation. For more information and a FREE CONSULTATION, contact Sarah today at (917)634-7770.
Colorado Springs Police Officer Arrested on Charges of Child Pornography | Colorado Springs Felony Defense AttorneyTuesday, May 24th, 2011
According to the Colorado Springs Gazette, a local Colorado Springs police officer was arrested due to the purchasing of child pornography. Colorado Springs police officer, Josh Carrier, has been charged with a class four felony and could face up to 10 years in prison and a fine of over $100,000. The Colorado police force took immediate action and dismissed Officer Carrier until further investigation determines future course of action.
Officer Josh Carrier was dedicated to helping the Colorado Springs youth by being a mentor and coach to young children. Many of Carrier’s assignments involved helping out adolescents and he worked closely with them on a daily basis. The allegations against Carrier arose in March 2011 when photographs of young children were discovered on his personal computer. No charges have been filed against Carrier that he acted inappropriately with any of his pupils.
If you or a loved one has been convicted of a felony in the Colorado Springs area, you need a dedicated Colorado Springs felony defense attorney to defend you. Colorado Springs criminal defense lawyer, Sarah Christensen, will fight for your rights and for the justice you deserve. For more information and a FREE CONSULTATION contact (719) 634-7770.
A Grand Junction area Marine recruiter has been charged with possesion of more than 200 files of child pornography. The Colorado Springs Gazette is reporting that Craig Walker surrendered to police on Monday on a warrant alleging exploitation of a child. An arrest affidavit says authorities tracking IP addresses of computers that were sharing child pornography files led them to Walker’s computer.
According to Safefamilies.org, as of 2003 there were 1.3 million pornographic websites on the internet. More than 200,000 images of child pornography are posted online every week with approximately 20 percent of all pornography viewed online being of the child exploitative nature. As of 2005, child pornography was a $3 billion annual industry with 100,000 websites offering illegal child pornography.
When you are facing felony charges, the criminal-justice system can be overwhelming and intimidating. Luckily, our founding fathers guaranteed that no man or woman should have to endure it alone. You have the right to legal representation of your choosing and in all situations you are innocent until proven guilty. Contact Colorado Springs Criminal Defense Attorney Sarah Christensen today to ensure that your rights are protected so you can face these serious charges. Call the Law Offices of Sarah Christensen today at (719) 634-7770 for a free consultation and case evaluation.