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Don't play lawyer
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Author:  kimberman [ Thu Oct 15, 2009 12:06 pm ]
Post subject:  Don't play lawyer

Kwan did the right thing during the initial interview but he didn't seek legal advice and employ a lawyer until after the subsequent raid. That mistake allowed the malicious prosecution to bankrupt him. A few dollars up front could have saved a million.

To Talk or Not to Talk: … David Olofson took the “nothing to hide” approach. When the police confiscated one of his firearms from a friend he had loaned it to, Olofson freely chatted with police about how many guns he had, how many he has built, how he helps people to buy and assemble their own AR-platform rifles, and quite a bit more. David Olofson’s loquacious ways probably helped to put him in prison for 30 months for illegally transferring an unregistered machine gun – that was actually just a malfunctioning semi-auto – and his case has set a very dangerous precedent which threatens all gun owners.

On the other side of the coin is Albert Kwan. A Seattle Class III firearms dealer and collector, Kwan followed the path of minimal cooperation. When agents asked him about a pair of Makarov barrels they thought he might have bought and asked to examine any Makarovs or Makarov parts he might have, Albert told them he had only purchased one barrel and that they should get a warrant if they wanted to examine it or anything else he owned. Kwan says he wasn’t trying to hide anything; he just wanted to make sure his rights were respected and his privacy protected. Unfortunately, under-cooperating can be as problematic as over-cooperating… ... -kwan.html

Author:  Hunter07 [ Thu Oct 15, 2009 3:43 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Don't play lawyer

Be nice if the link worked so I could read the rest. :wink:

Author:  jdege [ Thu Oct 15, 2009 4:50 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Don't play lawyer

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