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Montrose Teen Dies from Stab Wounds – Colorado Springs Criminal Defense Attorney

Tuesday, September 7th, 2010

A teenage boy has died from stab wounds he received during a fight at a party. 9 News has reported that 19-year-old, Zachary Culmer, “was stabbed in the neck” during an early morning fight on September 5th. Another teenage boy is being “held at the Department of Youth Services in Grand Junction” on suspicion of the second-degree murder of Culmer. Culmer went to the party uninvited, but it is unclear at this point what caused the fight and why Culmer was stabbed. Local police and the Colorado Bureau of Investigation continue to investigate the homicide.

The specifics of second-degree murder charges and sentencing vary from state to state. According to an article posted at Free Advice, second-degree murder generally “means intentionally killing someone without planning to do so in advance.” The case as it has been reported above is an obvious example of a second-degree murder charge. The young man who allegedly stabbed Culmer did not, according to the report, plan to stab Culmer the night of the party. During a fight, he pulled out a knife and stabbed the victim in the neck. The stabbing was not premeditated, but it was intentional.

Not everyone who is arrested is guilty of the crime they have been charged with. Sometimes, the facts of a case are not clear at the beginning of an investigation and further evidence shows that initial charges should either be dropped or changed. If you have been charged with a crime, it is important to hire an experienced Colorado Springs Criminal Defense Attorney who will work for you. For a free consultation and review of your case call Sarah Christensen today at (719) 634-7770.

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Man Arrested for Shooting at Teenage Girl – Colorado Springs Criminal Defense Attorney

Tuesday, September 7th, 2010

A man has been arrested on “suspicion of attempted second degree murder” of a 19-year-old girl from Colorado Springs. The Denver Channel (7News) reports that the incident occurred Monday night at the Pine Creek Village Apartments. The victim was approached my a man who threatened her and then fired several shots at her as she ran away from him. Witnesses were able to give police a description of the man and the vehicle he drove away in and later found him at another apartment complex in the area.

The specifics of second-degree murder charges and sentencing vary from state to state. According to an article posted at Free Advice, second-degree murder generally “means intentionally killing someone without planning to do so in advance.” The case as it has been reported above is an obvious example of a second-degree murder charge. The alleged gunmen pulls out his weapon after a confrontation. His crime, without further evidence, does not appear to be premeditated, but it was intentional. He intentionally fired his weapon at the victim.

If you or someone you know is facing a murder charge, you need to speak to a Colorado Springs Criminal Defense Attorney as soon as possible. Sarah Christensen is a passionate and qualified attorney who will put her years of experience to work for you. For a free review of your case contact her office today at (719) 634-7770.

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Woman Injured by Truck that Ran Red Light – Colorado Springs Criminal Defense Attorney

Monday, August 30th, 2010

The Gazette has reported that a woman driving her car was hit by a truck that ran a red light Sunday evening. The accident occurred at the intersection of Woodmen Road and Powers Boulevard. The woman “was broadsided by a truck going west on Woodmen.” She remains hospitalized and the driver of the truck was cited for his offense.

The extent of the woman’s injuries are unknown at this time and hopefully are not serious. Serious injuries and even death, unfortunately, are all too often the result of car accidents like the one mentioned in this report. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 42,031 people died in motor vehicle traffic deaths in 2006. That translates to around 115 deaths in motor vehicle accidents every day.

Like the driver who ran the red light in the accident reported above, drivers who cause accidents are held responsible by the law for their part in an accident. If you or someone you know has caused an accident and have been charged by police, you need a qualified and knowledgeable Colorado Criminal Defense Attorney to help you understand all your legal options. Sarah Christensen is a Colorado Springs defense attorney you can trust. She will put her experience and knowledge to work for you. For a free consultation or your case contact us 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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Four Teens Arrested for Vehicle Break-ins in Colorado Springs – Criminal Defense Attorney

Monday, August 2nd, 2010

According to The Gazette, Colorado Springs Police have arrested 4 teens suspected of involvement “in a string of vehicle break-ins early Monday morning in east-central Colorado Springs.” Each of the teens, 3 juveniles and an 18-year-old, faces at least one “first degree criminal trespass” charge, which is considered a felony. Police were aided by a neighbor who witnessed a group of men breaking into a vehicle around 4 am. The crimes are still being investigated but it is believed that at least 3 cars were burglarized.

Charges of theft, including criminal trespass, as well as any other charge of stealing another person’s property require the experience of a qualified and reputable Criminal Defense Attorney. The right attorney can help make sure your case is handled fairly and that your rights are protected. In some cases, theft charges can escalate to criminal charges unfairly and a good attorney can help determine if your case should be tried as a civil case rather than a criminal one. In most situations, victims are willing to negotiate and a case can be resolved through restitution.

A skillful Colorado Springs Criminal Defense Attorney can work with prosecutors to strike a favorable plea bargain to help you avoid unnecessary jail time. If you or someone you know has been charged with theft or burglary in Colorado Springs or El Paso County, contact a qualified Colorado Springs Criminal Defense Attorney immediately at the Law Office of Sarah Christensen. Call (720) 634 7770 today.

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Man Claims He Doesn’t Know Why He’s Been Charged With Murder – Colorado Criminal Defense Attorney

Friday, July 23rd, 2010

According to a 9news.com story, a 24-year-old California man who has been charged with the murder of a Colorado Spring’s woman claims he “doesn’t know why he is sitting in a Denver jail cell wearing a green jump suit.” The Colorado Spring’s woman was killed in November, and police believe the California man staged a car crash to make it look like the woman’s death was the result of an accident. The accused man claims that the two had been drinking a lot and that neither of them should have been driving. According to his story, the woman was killed when she crashed her vehicle into a row of parked cars. He maintains that he tried to get her help immediately and that he remains in-love with her. The man’s preliminary hearing is set for September.

Not everyone arrested in Colorado is guilty of the crime they are charged with. In many situations, innocent men and women are arrested and charged with crimes they may not have committed. When this occurs, an experienced Colorado Criminal Defense Attorney is needed to help you seek justice. Sarah Christensen is an experienced Colorado Springs Criminal Defense Attorney who will aggressively fight for your justice. Call (719) 634-7770 today for a free consultation and case evaluation. Don’t face your Colorado criminal charges alone, contact Sarah Christensen today.

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Clerk Assaulted in Attempted Robbery – Colorado Springs Criminal Defense Attorney

Tuesday, July 13th, 2010

A clerk was assaulted and beaten late Sunday in an attempted robbery at a Colorado Springs hotel. The Gazette is reporting that two men walked into the Crosslands Economy Suites and began assaulting the clerk and demanding money. The clerk suffered minor injuries in the attack.

Assault is defined as an unlawful physical attack or threat of attack. Assaults may be classified as aggravated or simple. The severity of assaults ranges from minor threats to incidents which are nearly fatal. According to Disastercenter.com, There were 22,628 assaults reported in Colorado between 2007 and 2008.

Are you or someone you know facing a felony charge in Colorado? Colorado Springs 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 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 today for a free consultation.

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