A man was arrested on January 30, 2013 after a raid by police and federal
agents on his home. It is reported that a large cache of explosives and
weapons were discovered inside the home. The FBI, ATF and Riverside Police
were all involved in the raid, and the house is reported to have been
booby-trapped with trip-wires to alert the man should anyone be near his
home. The police are reported to have found various weapons, including
Neighbors have conflicting stories about the man. One neighbor reported
that the man taken into custody, William Lawrence Hunziker, was merely
an eccentric person that liked to make fireworks, while another reported
that she heard gunshots at night on several occasions. Some in the community
believe that Hunziker was targeted unfairly by neighbors and police due
to having a messy home and yard.
When federal agencies as well as local police are involved in a case involving
weapons, the situation is extremely dangerous. If it is established that
there were illegal weapons in the home, charges will be filed related
to illegal possession. Whether the man liked fireworks, or was planning
to make bombs as is being suggested by the authorities is unclear.
Any person accused of illegal possession of weapons, or facing criminal
accusations regarding the production of explosives could have a tough
road ahead legally. Charges against the man could be filed in either state
or federal court, based upon the results of the search, which is ongoing.
If you are accused of any weapons crime, it is imperative that you are
represented by an attorney that will protect your rights, including those
rights that are protected under the U.S. Constitution. At the Law Offices
of Grech & Packer the legal team is made up of Bar Certified Criminal
Law Specialists with extensive trial experience.