When a person is accused of a crime in Minnesota, he or she may face severe consequences depending on the charges. Those in this situation may find that consulting an experienced criminal defense attorney is often beneficial. A professor at the University of Minnesota is now working with his attorney after being charged with a felony.
The technology professor, who is known for his expertise with cyber security, was recently charged with a felony related to forging financial documents in a divorce case. He is now facing more accusations after allegedly purchasing 14 handguns from various stores in the state. According to one of the store managers, the professor lied on one of the forms necessary to purchase a gun, claiming that he was not under indictment for a felony.
In his defense, the professor stated that he never buys assault weapons. He said that the reason he bought so many guns in a short time is because he is a gun enthusiast and planned to practice shooting at legal gun ranges. If convicted of the charges, he may face jail time.
Felony charges can lead to serious consequences if convictions are obtained. Anyone facing similar charges may consider consulting an experienced Minnesota criminal defense attorney. An attorney could assess a client’s situation and work with him or her to help build a solid defense for court. Additionally, a lawyer could provide guidance and support throughout any potential legal proceedings related to the charges as well as work toward safeguarding a client’s legal rights.
Source: fox9.com, “U of M professor under fire for buying guns despite felony charge”, Christina Palladino, Aug. 30, 2017