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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?

Luckily, the answer is…YES! You have a right to be defended in a way that you believe gives you the best opportunity for justice. If your current lawyer is not giving your case the personal attention it deserves or does not have your best interests in mind, it may be time to make a switch.

Yet before you jump ship and choose a different Colorado Springs criminal defense attorney, there are some things you should know and understand. For starters, it can be costly to switch lawyers. When you switch criminal defense lawyers, you will not get any of the money back that you already paid to your first lawyer. He or she will still bill you for the hours they spent on your case and you are responsible for any expenses. Plus, your new attorney may be more costly than your previous one.

If it is too close to your trial date, the courts may not allow you to change lawyers. There are times when the courts won’t allow a change because the prosecution still has a right to keep the trials moving. They may view your change as an attempt to delay trial.

Before you decide to change criminal defense attorneys, try speaking with your lawyer one-on-one. Let them know your frustrations and concerns and ask your lawyer to work a bit more diligently to ensure that you are update and informed on a regular basis. If you are concerned about an area of the defense, be sure you bring up your concerns with your attorney. He or she may have a very good reason for building your defense a certain way and it is best to try to understand their methods before changing defenses.

If you still believe that your criminal defense law firm is not handling your case properly, it is important that you consider changing to a different Colorado Springs criminal defense law firm as soon as possible. You have a right to the best defense—and your future depends on it.

At the Law Offices of Sarah Christensen, we understand how critical criminal charges are to your future and your family. As such, we work diligently to prepare a defense that is designed to expose the weaknesses in the prosecution’s case against you.

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If you are facing criminal charges in Colorado Springs, Briargate, Black Forest, Fountain Valley, or anywhere in the State of Colorado, you need an experienced Colorado criminal defense attorney on your side. Sarah Christensen has the experience and resources to fight for your freedom and protect your future. Call (719) 634-7770 today to begin building a solid defense against these serious charges.

Family find themselves victim of a robbery attempt that leaves merchant shot

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

 

PoliceTstopCOLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – According to the Colorado Springs Police Department report, a family selling products in a parking lot outside a 7-Eleven store on 1910 East Fountain Boulevard became victims of an apparent robbery attempt on Wednesday evening that sent a 52-year-old man to the hospital who suffered a gunshot wound in the incident.

The victim was transferred to Memorial Hospital and the police said that he was “serious, but had non-life threatening injuries.”

At around 8:20 p.m., the family was confronted by at least three people in a possible attempted robbery.

Police officers reached the scene of the incident that happened on Fountain Blvd. shortly afterwards. Investigation showed that the wounded man and his family of three members dealt with at least 3 suspects. While struggling with the suspects, the man was shot and the three members of his family were possibly hit with a stun gun and hit in the head with an unknown object. One of them was also threatened with a gun. However, these three members of the family were not injured. No names from the family members were released.

A witness said that the suspects were all wearing hoodies over their heads and Halloween masks on their faces. The gunshot victim made a deep cut on one of the suspect’s neck, according to KKTV. To help in the investigation, robbery detectives were brought to the scene. Police dogs were also used for detection but they were not able track the suspects.

Investigation reports also confirmed that one of the assailants may be suffering from injuries from a stab or slash in the neck during the struggle between the family members and the assailants. The descriptions of the suspects are vague and the investigation team has no suspect information. Police is asking if anyone with information regarding the robbers or someone with injuries in the head/neck area consistent with stabbing or slashing wounds to come forward with information by calling CSPD at 444-7000.

sarah-thumbWhen 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 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

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Anderegg & Associates is a well respected and reputable law firm concentrating its practice in the areas of criminal and traffic defense. The firm is located in Milwaukee and has been serving clients statewide for twenty years.

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.

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.

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

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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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.

Have you been charged with a crime?  Speak with an aggressive, dedicated Colorado Springs criminal defense attorney today to discuss your options.

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

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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