How do you find an attorney for retainer?
This is a discussion on How do you find an attorney for retainer? within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; thanks for all the responses. Gives me lots to check into....
July 29th, 2011 09:07 PM
thanks for all the responses. Gives me lots to check into.
July 29th, 2011 09:19 PM
1st of all, good thread OP! Thanks for posting this inquiry; I've learned something as well. I'm going to check out the reverse miranda link later. I think I know what its referring to but not sure.
Originally Posted by 74
I also think that there may be something to getting a lawyer that practices in the area that the offense occurs in, etc. I know its a different matter entirely but I truly feel that if my brother had retained a local lawyer when he was fighting for custody then things could have had a dramatic turn. He, instead, took a lawyer from a bigger city...thinking the lawyer from the bigger city would be a better lawyer. Unfortunately, he was wrong and got a crack pot lawyer. They system in the county he was going to court in seemed to either make up their own rules or were really good at stretching some legitimate laws. I could be wrong but I can't help but to think that if he had a lawyer that was a part of the good ole boy network, he could have done better and achieved a dramatically different result.
July 29th, 2011 09:25 PM
Very good point - I live in small rural county with big city an hour away. Definitely will check on the local-yokel-good-ol-boys.
Originally Posted by DefConGun
July 30th, 2011 08:42 AM
Just don't tell your employer why you want to get a defense lawyer......
Originally Posted by Cattus Vir
Knee jerk reaction?
August 2nd, 2011 11:53 AM
Several years ago I became a member of Pre-Paid Legal, an association of law offices, nation wide, with specialists in virtually every aspect of law. If needed, call an 800 number 24/7, and get connected with a self defense specialist in your area. There are other similar groups, so you may wish to shop around. I would not recommend relying on your second cousin's divorce lawyer for help in a self defense situation.
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August 2nd, 2011 12:22 PM
Cut and dry issues with guns...yeah...
Every firearm related case I've ever dealt with but one involved either sex, parking spaces, money, custody, employment or alcohol.
The one simple case was a surrender of a few weapons which were on the CT AWB list which were owned since the 80's but never registered so they had to be turned in. (It hurt. I wanted the H&K 91, but thems the breaks.)
Your "simple" gun case...isn't.
Cut & dry incident related to firearms...that's like dating a stripper who works at an outlaw motorcycle club, then expecting she doesn't have issues, bagage and an ex named "Skull".
Does not happen. But, keep living in your dream world.
Shooting incidents are a criminal law matter, and expertise related to firearms is rarely required. Use of force expertise, investigation and police procedure, yes...but it rarely requires the ability to explain the minutia of 147 grain Ranger Talon vs. 124 Grain Gold Dot, or why a Glock with a NY-1/3.5# trigger set up is just as safe as a stock 5.5# coil spring/5.5# connector.
I'll come to the point...
Simple is relative.
To me, simple is handling the domestic violence arrest based on your ex's say so, your weapons being confiscated, your permit suspended, and DCF sniffing about because your wife made a complaint.
That's a "gun case" for most people. It happens more often than a shooting, and it involves a gun, but requires a lot of skill other than being able to explain the difference between standard cut rifling and a polygon cut barrel.
Being able to handle the DV & DCF case, as well as the arcane rituals of the pistol permit appeals (sprinkle the blood on the alter in the proper manner, please...) and confiscated property regulations is required.
If you want a simple gun case, never have sex (I mean really, don't buy or rent, because neither is less expensive), never drink, don't have kids, don't talk to people on the street, don't drive and keep the hell away from your family. Oh and don't ever buy, sell or rent anything, and have no income.
August 2nd, 2011 01:02 PM
How often do you think you'll be involved in a shooting incident with your firearm? The answer for almost all of us will be: never.
I travel with my firearm. if I ever have to defend myself out-of-state, I'll end up needing the best attorney money can buy in that state. If I was Tony Soprano or Whitey Bulger, I'd have one on retainer. As a simple Joe Sixpack, I'll simply have to cough up whatever I have when I need to. Since I plan on using the same skills I developed for avoiding violent assaults before I carried a gun, I'm betting the odds are really in my favor.
My ccw is there for a minuscule, last-resort self defense situation for me and/or my family. The likelihood of that happening is, as I said, minuscule. As the esteemed counselor above states, almost all his cases involve alleged domestic violence, family issues, and alcohol. Your time and money are better spent dealing with far more likely threats to your life.
August 2nd, 2011 01:09 PM
The best criminal defense attorney in any town is pretty well known because he wins cases when everyone has already decided through the press that his client is guilty. An example would be the legal team for Casey Anthony. Those are the kind of people you want going to bat for you when it's time to get serious.
For everything else, I use Pre-paid Legal.
August 2nd, 2011 01:42 PM
They are the people you'd need to sell organs to afford to hire.
Originally Posted by RockBottom
Start a defense fund now if you ever think you'd need them.
And the best investment...
Ayoob or Farnam's classes on SD & the law, and distance from drama & disorder.
August 2nd, 2011 02:03 PM
I use prepaid legal. You get free phone consultations and a 25% discount if anything has to be done in person.
Conservative, Gun-Toting, Backwoods, College Educated, Hetrosexual, Male
August 2nd, 2011 02:06 PM
Spoken by a man who knows...
Originally Posted by MitchellCT
August 2nd, 2011 02:15 PM
looked familiar.....i said em
Originally Posted by MountainAir
your question has many angles
if you belong to a club they will have legal representation; even if they do not work with individuals, they can refer you to one of their coligues.
if not a club member than the yellow pages area a start.
though id be wanting to co-ordinate names there with those spoken well of by friends and family.
You plug 'em, I plant 'em
...kid can't read at 17 (Garcia/Hunter 1985)
Lack of preparation on your part does not necessarily constitute an emergency on mine
August 2nd, 2011 02:27 PM
Spoken by a man who does the time sheets...
Originally Posted by RockBottom
August 2nd, 2011 02:29 PM
If your freedom is at stake, getting the HMO version of a legal defense "team" may not be the best option.
Originally Posted by Nosler Guy
August 2nd, 2011 02:30 PM
Weren't thy giving away CCW badges with membership at some point?
Originally Posted by TBob
In all seriousness, are they really as good as they claim to be?
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