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How Can I Change Criminal Defense Lawyers?

Tuesday, March 18th, 2014

colorado criminal defense attorneyWhen you are facing criminal charges, you need to be sure that the lawyer you hire is the right one for your case. After all, the defense that he or she builds for you could be the difference between your freedom and spending significant time behind bars. So what do you do when you don’t believe your current criminal defense lawyer is the best one for the job? Can you change defense attorneys after you’ve already hired one? (more…)

Arrest Made In Shooting

Friday, August 9th, 2013

 

Three people have been arrested in connection with the shooting death of a Colorado Springs man, according to 9 News. Two of the people arrested are the wife and daughter of the murder victim; the third is an acquaintance who was in jail on another charge. The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office says that the daughter placed a 911 call in which she said that she found her father’s front door wide open. Deputies arrested the wife and daughter, and the two of them, along with the other man, are being held on charges of suspicion of murder, conspiracy to commit murder, and solicitation of murder.

Have you been charged with a violent crime in Colorado Springs? Speak with an experienced Colorado Springs criminal defense attorney today to discuss your options.

When you have been arrested, or even if you simply believe that the police suspect you of committing a crime, protecting your rights immediately is paramount. Knowing what to say to investigators is not easy. Knowing what the police have the right to do while investigating you is also difficult. An experienced Denver criminal defense attorney can help you protect your rights, and ensure that the police do not use illegally obtained evidence against you in court. If your rights have been violated, your attorney may even be able to have the charges dismissed.

sarah-thumbSpeak with the experienced Colorado criminal defense lawyer, Sarah Christensen today if you have been arrested, or if you think that you may be. It is never too early to begin protecting your rights, and the more you do to protect yourself in the early stages the better. You will want a dedicated criminal defense attorney who has experience defending Coloradans against charges like what you may be facing. Contact a Colorado Springs Criminal Defense Attorney today to ensure that your rights are protected so you can face these serious charges. Call today for a free phone consultation: (719) 634-7770

 

Overcrowding Problem In Jails

Thursday, June 27th, 2013

 

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.

sarah-thumbSpeak 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.

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.

Have you been charged with a crime in Colorado? Contact an experienced Colorado Springs criminal defense attorney today to protect your rights.

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.

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.

Have you been charged with a crime? Contact a Colorado Springs criminal defense attorney today.

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!!!

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.

Have you been charged with a crime in Colorado Springs? Speak with an experienced Colorado Springs criminal defense attorney immediately to protect your rights.

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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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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