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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.

Vehicular Assault Charge Against Teen Driver | Colorado Springs DUI Defense Lawyer

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

According to The Gazette, a teenage driver was arrested after driving while intoxicated and crashing his vehicle. The accident occurred early Saturday morning in Palmer Park. Police were called to the scene after the vehicle, carrying four people, swerved off of the road and crashed into a tree. The driver, a 17 year old, was arrested for a DUI and a 17 year old passenger was hurt with a broken arm during the accident. Two other passengers reportedly ran away after the crash before police officials arrived on scene. The driver is being held at the county’s juvenile detention center with charges of vehicular assault pending further investigation. According to police statements, alcohol and driver inexperience is to blame for the off road collision.

Being convicted of a drinking and driving offense, especially if you seriously injure or kill another person, may leave you facing very serious consequences including years in prison. An expert defense attorney will investigate your case to ensure that your rights were not violated during the process and that all charges against you are legal and accurate.

If you or a loved one have been accused of a drunk driving accident in Colorado Springs, then you need a professional Colorado Springs DUI defense Lawyer to defend you. An experienced Colorado Springs criminal defense attorney can help in fine reduction and a faster return of your driver’s license. Attorney Sarah Christensen is a an aggressive criminal defense attorney that will dedicate her time to ensure the best possible outcome. For more information and a FREE CONSULTATION, contact Sarah Christensen at (719)634-7770.

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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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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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Recruiter Charged with Possessing Child Pornography – Colorado Springs Felony Defense Attorney

Wednesday, May 26th, 2010

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.

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