If there is an incident, do you have a lawyer?

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    Question If there is an incident, do you have a lawyer?

    Done a lot of reading and studying since getting my CWP on many subjects. Lots of scenario and legal discussions about what you should say to whom and when to get your lawyer involved after an incident. They all assume you have a lawyer.

    Do most of you folks already know who you would call if you found yourself "downtown" after a self defense incident? I don't. I wouldn't really know where to start looking either other than searching for 'lawyer' and taking it from there.

    I can't imagine too many of them have much time for "I'd like to meet you to see if i like you just in case I never need you?" as too many of those could quickly tie up their entire week, or if they do it's billable and that could get expensive real quick if it takes you a few tries to find someone you're comfortable with.

    As I'm fairly new to all this I thought it would be good to ask DC, thanks!

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    Good question. "Our lawyer" is semi retired and just does wills and stuff for his existing clients. I'll be looking forward to the ideas others post here on how to find a good DEFENSE lawyer if needed.
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    I have known one since our early teens. I dont have her on retainer but being a senator and still practicing Id imagine she would be a good bet for me to call.
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    http://www.armedcitizensnetwork.org/

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    I got a good one who happens to be related, and will help me out for a dollar and a good cigar. Can't beat it.
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    I've got a law firm that handles day to day stuff...wills, contracts, stuff like that. For a defense attorney, I have about four people in mind should I ever need one. They don't advertise on television.....ever. But, when a member of the upper crust or a local politician gets themselves in a sticky legal situation, one of them will consistently turn up as the defense attorney.
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    If you know any local law enforcement people ask them who they would use. That's not a bad place to start. If you know an attorney ask them who they'd recommend. Don't just start asking random people because there is a big difference between a great defense attorney that minimizes punishment that guilty people receive and lawyers that know how to represent innocent people.

    And the link above is a great idea for everyone and is quite reasonable in cost.
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    If you are involved in a shooting ,you need an attorney because even if you are found it's justifiable you have the
    deceased family members who 'll attempt to sue you if you have any assets.

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    In. the event of an incident, your best bet is a CRIMINAL defense lawyer... The same guy (or type of guy) that would be defending the "threat" you just "stopped," if that "threat" could afford a good lawyer.

    Even if you are 100% in the right, if you are detained, there is the chance, quite good in fact, that you might be charged with a crime. You just became a "criminal," allegedly (of course).

    Will, real estate, and probate lawyers are not who you will want.
    But, if you have a trusted attorney, he may... May be able to refer you to one.

    You will not have one on retainer... There's hardly such a thing in reality, but you can usually consult with the referred attorney, for free.... And call him after the incident....

    Say as absolutely little as you can to the police... The absolute bare minimum.

    He attacked me, I called you, I thought he was going to kill me... I don't feel well, and would like to see a doctor... And speak to you about exactly what happened as soon as my head clears, and I speak to an attorney....

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    Lucky to personally know a criminal defense attorney, so is the person I'd call. Have a relative that's an attorney, but that's not his specialty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stetson View Post
    If you are involved in a shooting ,you need an attorney because even if you are found it's justifiable you have the
    deceased family members who 'll attempt to sue you if you have any assets.
    In Missouri we are fortunate that if the shooting is found justifiable family members are barred from suing you by law. In this state you would only need a lawyer if the shooting was obviously unjustified.
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    No.

    I have a Union so I'm sure I can get one through them.

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    Since you are Orlando you should call Jon Gutmacher. He literally wrote the book on FL firearms laws

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    If i needed a lawyer i can find one.That said like someone else brought up,in S.C. if the shooting is justified,they can't take you to civil court as it should be,
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