Posts Tagged ‘weapons’

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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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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Springs Shooting Leaves One Dead – Assault Defense Lawyer

Tuesday, April 13th, 2010

The Denver Post is reporting that one man was fatally shot and another man wounded last night in Colorado Springs. According to a Colorado Springs Police Department media release, the double shooting happened around 9:25 p.m. in the 4500 block of Dewey Drive. One man was pronounced dead at Memorial Hospital and the other man was being treated for his injuries. Police are looking for two vehicles that were seen fleeing the scene of the shooting.

In an unrelated assault, a man was stabbed Saturday outside his north-side home in an attempted robbery. According to the Colorado Springs Gazette, the man told police he was standing outside his home when a man approached him and demanded his wallet. The man was then stabbed in the stomach with a small pocket knife before for the attacker fled the scene. The victim was not seriously injured and did not require medical attention.

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 assault charge in Colorado? Colorado Springs Assault Defense Attorney Sarah Christensen is 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 for a free phone consultation.

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Robbery Results in Stabbing

Wednesday, March 17th, 2010

The Colorado Springs Gazette is reporting that a liquor store clerk was stabbed during an attempted robbery Tuesday night. The robbery attempt occurred at about 8:30 p.m. near Austin Bluffs Parkway and Academy Blvd, Colorado Springs police said. Several minutes later a drug store half a mile away was robbed, but police said it is not clear if the two robberies are related. So far no arrests have been made.

In related weapons violence news The Gazette reports that Colorado Springs police say the owner of a Colorado Springs tailor shop was shot to death on Monday. The victim has been identified as 56-year-old Yong Glenn. A customer found Glenn’s body in the store at about 1:20 p.m. on Monday with a head injury. An autopsy, performed on Tuesday, found that she had died from a gunshot wound to the head. Glenn’s death is the second homicide this year in Colorado Springs. According to the Colorado Springs Police Department, there were 28,925 total arrests in Colorado Springs with 4,232 being of a violent nature between 2002 and 2007. In 2008 there were 258 reported aggravated assaults with firearms and 337 cases reported using a knife.

Have you or someone you know been charged with a felony in the state of Colorado? You could be facing the most severe punishment that the justice system is able to impose. In this situation, you have the right to an attorney to represent you as you face these serious charges. Colorado Springs Criminal Defense Attorney Sarah Christensen will work diligently alongside with authorities to ensure that you receive the minimum sentencing and possibly even avoid jail time altogether. Contact Colorado Springs Criminal Defense Attorney Sarah Christensen today to ensure that your rights are protected so you can face these serious charges. Call Today! (719)634-7770