Sexually Violent Predator Christopher Lawyer - Return to Colorado

SACRAMENTO REGION, CA (MPG)  |  The Office of Jim Nielsen

SACRAMENTO REGION, CA (MPG) - Under the provisions of the Interstate Compact for Adult Offender Supervision, convicted Sexually Violent Predator Christopher Lawyer was allowed to move to California and resided in Carmichael. Today, Judge Fiorini revoked his parole and ordered that state corrections officials advise Colorado officials of the court’s ruling in anticipation of Lawyer’s return. Below is a letter to Carmichael residents from Senator Nielsen, who has actively followed this case:

Sexually Violent Predator Christopher Lawyer - Return to Colorado

Dear Neighbors:

Today, residents of Carmichael can breathe a sigh of relief. Superior Judge Curtis Fiorini revoked the parole of Sexually Violent Predator Christopher Lawyer. Judge Fiorini ordered that state corrections officials advise Colorado officials of the court’s ruling in anticipation of Lawyer’s return. 

Assistant Chief Deputy District Attorney Rob Gold did a masterful job in presenting overwhelming evidence to demonstrate Lawyer’s multiple violations of his parole conditions.

Lawyer will remain in jail while Secretary Scott Kernan of the California Department of Corrections & Rehabilitation confers with Colorado officials in order to reach agreement on the return of Mr. Lawyer.

I cannot overstate my appreciation to Mr. Gold and District Attorney Annie Marie Schubert for their leadership and dedication to keeping the people of Sacramento County safe. My thanks as well to all of you for your involvement and diligence in making certain that Carmichael remains safe and family friendly.

My staff and I will continue to monitor the situation until Mr. Lawyer is permanently removed from our community.

Sincerely,

Jim Nielsen

Senator, Fourth District