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Criminal law: Colorado men accused of making threats

If a person in Colorado or other area of the country makes an allegation against another person, police are obligated to investigate. However, allegations often come down to one person's word against the others, which may be insufficient to gain a conviction on charges stemming from such claims. Regardless of the criminal law issues a person may face, having a professional with experience with the justice system can ensure that he or she is prepared to respond to charges.

Two men in Colorado may require such assistance after a woman issued a complaint about them. According to the woman, the two men were at her house when one of them allegedly pointed a gun at her and threatened to shoot her. The incident happened at approximately 7:30 a.m. on a day in early February.

The men reportedly fled from the house afterward, and the woman contacted police. One of the men, a 28-year-old, has since been taken into custody and faces charges related to possession of drug paraphernalia and menacing. Although a K-9 unit was used to search the area for hours, the second man -- a 19-year-old who police say is wanted on a felony warrant due to a separate incident -- was not discovered.

Many details regarding the incident are unclear, including whether the men were invited to the woman's house or if there is evidence beyond the claims of the woman to support claims surrounding the alleged incident. Many people without legal training in Colorado facing issues regarding criminal law feel unprepared to respond to charges. As a result, they seek guidance from those who do have such experience.

Source: gazette.com, "Man arrested after pointing gun at Fountain woman", Rachel Riley, Feb. 8, 2017

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