Archive for the ‘Felony Charges’ Category

Franklin Sain Is Scheduled To Be Arraigned

Wednesday, March 27th, 2013

cop-arrestIn a highly publicized court case, Franklin Sain is scheduled to be arraigned in in connection with harassment charges based on messages he sent to a state legislator, according to the Denver Post. Sain sent a series of emails to state Representative Rhonda Fields in connection with her support of gun control measures that used profanity, and sexual and racial epithets. One email said that he hoped Fields, whose son was murdered a number of years ago, would meet the same fate as a United States congresswoman who was shot in the head. The charges against Sain claim that he threatened Representative Fields, and that he also sent her an unsigned letter overtly threatening her safety. Sain’s attorney says that Sain did not write or send that letter, and that there may be DNA evidence supporting that claim.

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One issue in this case may be the line between a citizen’s freedom of speech and the safety of a public official. Based on information publicly available, it is not clear whether the emails that Sain admits to sending cross that line. It is important to remember that the lines of decency and good taste are very different from the lines of criminal behavior. Also at issue appears to be whether or not Sain wrote the unsigned letter that investigators attribute to him. It is sometimes easy for evidence to be used falsely against a defendant, and it is vital that the person accused have a dedicated, knowledgeable Colorado Springs criminal defense attorney on his or her side.

sarah-thumbContact Colorado Springs criminal defense attorney Sarah Christensen today if you have been accused of a crime in Colorado. Whether you have been accused of a crime you didn’t commit, or have made a terrible mistake, your right to aggressive criminal defense is one of the most fundamental tenets of our justice system. Sarah has helped countless Coloradans to get the best possible outcome from a terrible situation, gaining valuable experience over the course of her career. She will fight hard for every client, working for a dismissal of charges or acquittal at trial. In the event of a conviction, she will still work hard to secure the most lenient possible penalty. For more information and a FREE CASE EVALUATION, contact Sarah today at (719)634-7770.

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.

Auto Shop Faces Criminal Charges | Colorado Springs Criminal Defense Attorney

Wednesday, September 12th, 2012

An auto shop was closed by police after being accused of cheating customers in various ways, according to The Gazette. Some of the practices that the shop has been accused of include: using cheap parts while charging customers for expensive parts, charging for unauthorized and unnecessary repairs, and charging customers to get their cars back. They have had many complaints filed against them with the Better Business Bureau, have been sued by creditors 10 times in recent months, and have been subject to large fines by federal regulators. Now, they are facing investigation for financial crimes.

Have you been charged with financial crimes? Contact an aggressive Colorado Springs criminal defense attorney today.

Charges of financial crime are very serious charges; in some cases they stem from a business clearly taking advantage of customers or investors. Unfortunately, because the charges often involve extremely complex accounting and financial data, the evidence can sometimes seem to point to someone other than the perpetrator of the crime. Defending against charges of economic crime requires an attorney who possesses dedication to her clients, as well as the resources to bring in experts to conduct an independent investigation.

If you are facing charges of financial crime, contact an experienced, dedicated Colorado Springs criminal defense attorney immediately to protect your rights. Sarah Christensen fights hard for each client, ensuring that their rights are respected and protected, as well as working for the best possible outcome to a bad situation. Whether you have made a terrible mistake or been accused of something that you did not do, speak with the Colorado Springs criminal defense law firm of Sarah Christensen today. For more information and a FREE CASE EVALUATION, call (719)634-7770.

Jail Time Averted | Colorado Springs Criminal Defense Attorney

Tuesday, June 12th, 2012

A man who had been charged in the death of his own friend will avoid jail time, according to the Gazette. The two men, who had been close friends and housemates, got into a fight and fell down some stairs. While few details of the incident are available, due in part to a court order sealing the arrest affidavit, one of the men died a few days later in the hospital as a result of injuries from the fall, and the other man was charged with the death. Interestingly, the mother of the victim opposed the criminal charges, saying that they were friends and it was an accident. Under a plea agreement, the man will avoid jail time, serving a suspended sentence and probation, as long as he stays out of further legal trouble.

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This story showcases the fact that every criminal case is different, with different details and different consequences depending on those details. One of the most important roles of a Colorado Springs criminal defense attorney is to look at the details of each case, and design a defense specifically around those details. While it can be very intimidating to face criminal charges, and look at the potential consequences, it is also important to remember that if you face charges, the things that make your case different from other cases mean that the consequences to you will be different than the consequences to others facing similar charges.

If you have been arrested, or if you believe that you will be, speak with an experienced Colorado Springs criminal defense attorney immediately. Protecting your rights at the time of arrest can go a very long way toward securing the best possible outcome for your case in the end. Knowing how to protect your own rights is very difficult; Sarah Christensen is a dedicated, experienced felony defense attorney with a thorough understanding of criminal law who will aggressively advocate for each of her clients. For more information and a FREE CONSULTATION, contact Sarah at (719)634-7770 today.

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Guns Surpass Car Wrecks as Cause of Death | Colorado Springs Criminal Defense Attorney

Wednesday, May 30th, 2012

The Gazette reports that Colorado is one of ten states in which gun deaths out-numbered car accident deaths in 2009, the most recent year for which such data is available. Based on data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), car accident deaths outnumber gun deaths nationally, but in ten states, that is reversed. In 2009, 583 people were killed by guns while 565 people were killed in car wrecks. There are a number of possible ways that people can end up killed by guns, and while all of them are certainly tragic, some of them are accidents, while others are crimes.

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Whether someone is killed or not, when a criminal charge is filed where a gun is involved, the charge is significantly more serious, and carries the potential for considerably more jail time. This includes the threat of a gun, when a person says that they have one even though they don’t. If the threat is believable at the time, it can affect the charges in the same way as actually having a gun. What is clear is that any charges that are aggravated by the use of a gun are extremely serious.

If you are facing weapons charges, contact an experienced Colorado Springs criminal defense attorney immediately. At the time that you are arrested, protecting your rights is of extreme importance. While everyone in the criminal justice process, from the judge, to the jury, to the police, is there to preserve justice, only your attorney is specifically there to protect you. Sarah Christensen is a dedicated, aggressive Colorado Springs criminal defense attorney who has successfully defended countless people in her career. She knows that whether you made a terrible mistake, or have been accused of a crime that you didn’t commit, you deserve an honest, zealous defense. For more information, contact Sarah at The Law Office of Sarah Christensen today at (719)634-7770.

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Client Acquitted of Murder | Colorado Springs Criminal Defense Attorney

Wednesday, April 18th, 2012

The Gazette reports that Colorado Springs criminal defense attorney Sarah Christensen has secured a “not guilty” verdict on charges of murder and kidnapping against a client who she believes was over-charged. Her client was accused of murder, accessory to murder and kidnapping in the death of a man in Colorado Springs in July, but Ms. Christensen believes, and jurors agreed, that there was reason to doubt that he was guilty of murder and kidnapping. In a case that began with a drug deal gone wrong, two men tried to return to a drug dealer who they believed had cheated them, and the man who was to lead them to the drug dealer ended up shot and killed. In her closing argument, Ms. Christensen said that her client was “shocked” that the man with him opened fire, and was extremely sorry about what happened. She said that he needed to be held accountable as an accessory for his part in the death, but that he was not guilty of kidnapping or of murder. After five hours deliberation, the jury unanimously agreed. While her client will have to serve time for the accessory charge, he has been spared the life sentence that the excessive charges would have carried.

Are you facing criminal charges or a criminal investigation? Speak with a dedicated Colorado Springs criminal defense attorney immediately to protect your rights.

The United States criminal justice system is designed so that people accused of crimes get the best chance possible to clear their names of wrongdoing. The system is complicated, and everyone involved in it has an interest in justice, but also in seeing their own viewpoint win out. People charged with crimes have rights, but the average person probably doesn’t know how to protect those rights. A dedicated, experienced criminal defense attorney can ensure that your rights are secure as you speak with police while they investigate a crime, as well as prosecutors if you have been charged with a crime. In many cases, a criminal defense attorney can show that there is too little evidence for a trial, or that evidence was obtained in violation of your rights. In these cases, charges may be dismissed without a trial. From police investigation straight through to sentencing after a trial, an dedicated attorney can protect her client throughout.

If you have been charged with a crime in Colorado Springs, whether it is a misdemeanor, a murder charge or anything in between, speak with an experienced Colorado Springs criminal defense attorney immediately to protect your rights. Sarah Christensen has defended countless clients against criminal charges. Every case is different, and Sarah’s legal expertise gives her the ability to adapt her defense strategy to the details of your case. For more information and a FREE CONSULTATION contact the Law Office of Sarah Christensen today at (719)634-7770.

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Suspect Sought in Robbery | Colorado Springs Criminal Defense Attorney

Friday, January 27th, 2012

According to the Gazette, a man is being sought by the Colorado Springs police for robbing a Game Stop store on Space Center Drive. At about 9:00, a man who appeared to be in his twenties entered the store, pulled out a gun, and demanded money from the store’s employee. He then fled with the money. No one was injured during the robbery.

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The Gazette is unable to report many details about the robber, so we don’t know very much about him, which points to one of the primary reasons for the presumption of innocence that all people charged with crimes in America are Constitutionally guaranteed. Particularly in a case such as this, where the person who committed the crime fled the scene, it is important to remember that the police may make a mistake and arrest the wrong person. No matter how hard the police work to protect us, it is a fact that people are sometimes charged with crimes that they did not commit. This is part of why hiring an experienced, dedicated Colorado Springs criminal defense attorney is so important if you have been charged with a crime. An experienced attorney knows how to work with the facts of the case to show that you may not have been the person who committed the crime, that the police may have made an honest mistake in your case. In a case such as this one, in which the charge may be much more serious because of the use of a gun, the value of a good attorney can not be underestimated.

If you have been charged with any crime in Colorado, or if you believe that you are going to be charged, it is imperative that you speak with an attorney, before you give any statement to the police. A qualified Colorado Springs criminal defense attorney will ensure that your rights are protected, and can guide you through the justice system. Sarah Christensen has helped numerous people navigate the justice system after being charged with crimes. She will work to have your charges dismissed, and if your case does go to trial she will fight for an acquittal, or the least severe sentence she can get for you. For more information and a FREE CONSULTATION contact Sarah at (719)634-7770