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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.

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.

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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

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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Man Shoots at Intruders – Colorado Springs Criminal Defense

Wednesday, August 11th, 2010

A Colorado Springs man shot at two intruders who had broken into his garage Sunday morning. The Gazette is reporting that the incident happened about 2:30 a.m. on the 500 block of Dix Circle. The man had noticed that someone had broken into his garage; inside the garage he confronted two men. The man pulled out a handgun and fired multiple shots at the intruders who then fled the scene. Investigators are still trying to figure out if any of the intruders were hit by the homeowner’s bullets.

According to the Colorado Department of Public Safety Office of Research and Statistics, there were 1,736 arrests in Colorado in 2007 for weapons related offenses.

You should never have to face criminal charges alone, no matter how small. If you are charged with a crime anywhere in the El Paso County area, contact Colorado Springs Felony Defense Attorney Sarah Christensen immediately. Sarah Christensen is a skilled criminal defense attorney who will be on your side to help you avoid exorbitant fees and unnecessary jail time. When you become her client, you can relax. She stands ready to use her extensive legal knowledge, her broad experience and her absolute commitment to protect your rights and to vigorously pursue your case. Call (719)634-7770 today for a free consultation and case evaluation.

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Man Arrested for Handgun Theft – Colorado Springs Criminal Defense Attorney

Wednesday, May 26th, 2010

A man was arrested in colorado springs Monday night on suspicion of stealing a handgun. According to the Colorado Springs Gazette, Gary Palmer was arrested in connection with the incedent. Police say that after learning about the theft of the handgun, they contacted Palmer to inquire about the theft. Palmer later met with police where he turned in the handgun and was arrested.

According to the Colorado Department of Public Safety Office of Research and Statistics, there where 1,736 arrests in Colorado in 2007 for weapons related offenses.

You should never have to face criminal charges alone, no matter how small. If you are charged with a crime anywhere in the El Paso County area, contact  Colorado Springs Criminal Defense Attorney Sarah Christensen immediately. Sarah Christensen is a skilled criminal defense attorney who will be on your side to help you avoid exorbitant fees and unnecessary jail time. When you become her client, you can relax. She stands ready to use her extensive legal knowledge, her broad experience and her absolute commitment to protect your rights and to vigorously pursue your case. Call (719)634-7770 today for a free consultation and case evaluation.

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Fatal Stabbing – Colorado Springs Felony Defense Attorney

Tuesday, May 4th, 2010

The Denver Post reported this morning that a Colorado Springs man has been arrested in connection to a fatal stabbing. 32-year-old Jason Stroud is accused of stabbing to death his 59-year-old father Monday morning. Police allege that the Jason Stroud stabbed his father multiple times in the head and torso before fleeing the house on foot. Police arrested the suspect a short time later without further incident. Police did not discuss a motive for the incident.

According to the Colorado Springs Police Department, there were 135 murders in Colorado Springs between 2002 and 2008. This will be the seventh homicide this year in Colorado Springs.

Are you or someone you know facing a felony charge in Colorado? Colorado Springs Felony Criminal Defense Attorney Sarah Christensen is a defense lawyer dedicated to defending individuals facing criminal prosecution or who are under investigation. If you are being investigated for a felony crime in Colorado, you probably have questions. There are significant consequences related to having a criminal record. Do not let criminal charges stand in the way of you and your future. Call Colorado Springs Criminal Defense Attorney Sarah Christensen today at (719)634-7770 for a free consultation.

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