A Colorado man was arrested after a traffic stop late last week. Police say that the man was arrested for being a habitual traffic violator. However, the man was charged with very serious crimes after police searched his vehicle and allegedly found stolen Social Security cards, financial documents, drug paraphernalia and a mailbox.
The man was arrested on suspicion of identity theft and burglary, but will probably face many different charges. If a person is convicted of similar charges they might face years in prison.
Speaking with an experienced criminal defense attorney in Colorado might be a wise decision if a person is arrested for an alleged traffic violation. They can help the person understand the charges that they might be facing and work to form a rigorous criminal defense. Sometimes people are accused of things that they don’t understand. Police might also improperly gather and handle evidence, or violate a person’s rights by breaking from normal procedures.
This can lead to a wrongful conviction. If someone is convicted, they might want to consider filing an appeal. An attorney can assist with this process, and hopefully help overturn a conviction.
After an arrest, a person might have many questions and feel immense pressure to talk with police. Police might say things that make it sound like cooperating and talking is the best idea and will somehow result in the person walking free. An attorney can help look out for a person’s rights and ensure that they are treated fairly throughout the legal process.
Source: The Gazette, “Police in Colorado Springs traffic stop discover stolen Social Security cards and a mailbox,” Andrea Sinclair, July 25, 2013