Posts Tagged ‘Felony Defense’

Attempted Robbery of Local Convenience Store | Colorado Springs Criminal Defense Attorney

Wednesday, October 26th, 2011

An attempted theft can be a very serious offense in Colorado Springs. Theft can include shoplifting, identity theft, credit card fraud and any other means of stealing someone’s personal property. According to The Denver Post, The Colorado Springs Police Department is on the hunt for a woman who attempted to rob a local convenient store. The Conoco convenience store located at 4310 E. Fountain Blvd experienced a dangerous robbery attempt late Tuesday night. A woman went up to the register clerk and demanded money from the cash register claiming she had a gun. The attempt fell through when the suspect fled the scene and drove off in a dark four-door sedan. It is unclear what scared the suspect from the crime. The woman, thought to be in her mid 40s, was last seen in a black jacket and blue hat. Her intended direction was undetermined. No one was hurt in this incident but given slightly different circumstances the outcome could have been much more damaging.

The difference between misdemeanor theft charges and felony theft charges can be difficult to decipher. Finding the right attorney can help you determine if your case should be considered a misdemeanor case or a felony one. Possessing a weapon with the intent to commit a crime could be considered a felony even if no one was hurt. Having a dedicated defense attorney on your side could help avoid 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 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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Sexual Assault Suspect Evades Police in Colorado Springs – Colorado Defense Attorney

Tuesday, October 19th, 2010

San Miguel County sheriff Bill Masters spotted Vincent Wallace, a sexual assault suspect from southwest Colorado, near West Middle School in Colorado Springs on Monday but was unable to arrest Wallace before he fled on foot. Masters was passing through the Springs area and was asked by investigators in San Miguel to check a few spots where Wallace might be hiding. According to The Gazette, Masters “noticed Wallace standing outside a house near the school” and asked for some identification. The suspect went into the house to retrieve his identification and fled out a back window. Anyone with information regarding the suspect as been asked to call either the Colorado Springs Police Department or the San Miguel County Sheriff’s Office.

Sexual assault is defined as a sexual action done to another against their will and is strictly prohibited by federal and state law. Colorado statues categorize sexual assault according to the following: degree of force used, age of the victim, and whether the act was consensual. A sexual assault suspect must prove that a given sexual act was consensual or that the alleged victim fabricated the events for an ulterior motive. If this is the case, the charges against a suspect may be reduced or dropped altogether.

Sexual assault charges are serious charges that have the potential to ruin a persons reputation and livelihood. Not every charge brought on someone in Colorado is true or factual. A skilled and experienced Colorado Springs defense attorney can help separate fact from fiction and find justice. If you or someone you know has been charged with sexual assault, you need a qualified Colorado defense lawyer to assist you through the legal process. Sarah Christensen has years of experience working on Colorado defense cases. For a free review and evaluation of your case, contact her offices today.

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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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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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Recruiter Charged with Possessing Child Pornography – Colorado Springs Felony Defense Attorney

Wednesday, May 26th, 2010

A Grand Junction area Marine recruiter has been charged with possesion of more than 200 files of child pornography. The Colorado Springs Gazette is reporting that Craig Walker surrendered to police on Monday on a warrant alleging exploitation of a child. An arrest affidavit says authorities tracking IP addresses of computers that were sharing child pornography files led them to Walker’s computer.

According to Safefamilies.org, as of 2003 there were 1.3 million pornographic websites on the internet. More than 200,000 images of child pornography are posted online every week with approximately 20 percent of all pornography viewed online being of the child exploitative nature. As of 2005, child pornography was a $3 billion annual industry with 100,000 websites offering illegal child pornography.

When 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 Colorado Springs Criminal Defense Attorney Sarah Christensen today to ensure that your rights are protected so you can face these serious charges. Call the Law Offices of Sarah Christensen today at (719) 634-7770 for a free consultation and case evaluation.

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