This is a discussion on After you've fired your weapon in defense! within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I have a couple of names but that's about it. I know some folks here on the forum have arranged a meeting, etc. It’s certainly ...
I have a couple of names but that's about it. I know some folks here on the forum have arranged a meeting, etc. It’s certainly a good idea to have a one on one with a lawyer simply to know the facts from fiction. I guess I’m just lazy or don’t care to spend the consult fee. I really just pray that I remain as a hobbyist vs. a hero.
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I have my lawyer's office and cell numbers in my phone, and memorized, and written at home, and with trusted friends...
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When I got my Oregon CHL I had to go through a two full day training course plus a shooting test to qualify. One of the presenters was the local District Attorney who as a strong advocate of concealed carry. I will pass his advice along to you. First, find a lawyer who knows something about defending clients in handgun cases!!! His point was that many lawyers do not know one end of a gun from another and provide terrible defense/counsel in that arena. Your local bar association can help here.
Second, make an appointment with this lawyer (small cost involved) and get to know him/her BEFORE you might need the lawyer's services. If you absolutely need legal help because of a shooting infraction that is NOT the time to get to know your attorney.
I followed the D.A.'s advice and selected an attorney who became both a friend and a shooting partner. Thank goodness I have never needed his services but in case I do - I am ready.
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As far as LEO defense goes: an officer may still have to worry about finding a lawyer in the event that a person or organization holds charges against him or her.
I just finished reading "The Ayoob Files" book, as I do in these gun magazines, and they do not make me smile. They may also make us hesitate, which may or may not be good, regardless of our 'hood. I want to read more such stories.
Last edited by MitchellCT; June 1st, 2010 at 12:55 AM.