A man in Colorado is facing serious accusations and a charge that could result in 10 years in prison if he is convicted. Police allege the man had a stockpile of weapons at his Colorado home, and authorities say he is facing a federal criminal charge of one count of possessing an unregistered firearm.
According to news reports, the man was arrested last week. Police were called to the man's home after investigators and agents from the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives say the man told undercover officers that he had a stockpile of grenades and bombs. Agents allege the man had illegally held grenades at this home.
Following the arrest, the man was the subject of a news report, including statements from neighbors that could harm his reputation. Many times after a person is arrested, especially for a crime that is unusual, newspapers and TV stations use police reports and neighbors to form a profile story about the person. These stories can be filled with inaccuracies and don't include the point of view of the accused person.
An experienced criminal defense attorney in Colorado can help a person understand their rights and work to form a defense against the charges that they face. It is important that a person receives fair treatment under the law no matter how severe the charges against them might seem. When a person is treated unfairly, the might feel intimidated or become confused about their rights, which could lead to a wrongful conviction.
Source: CBS Denver, "Man Arrested For Explosives Lied About Background In the Marines," Jan. 26, 2013
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