This is a discussion on What Should You Say (or Not) to Police at the Scene If In a Shooting? within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by sdprof It's been said (but not necessarily verified) that cops involved in shootings don't have to make a statement for 24 hours. ...
"Anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law" with that being said talk to experienced lawyer before you say a word
I am not going to say: I was in fear for my life. Too trite and rehearsed sounding. What I'd probably say is: That #@%*$# tried to kill me!
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First call is to 911.
Second call is to my attorney, I have his home phone, cell, office, etc..... I just hope he answers. LOL
If I don't get him, ...... best judgment at the time, but I'll also be asking any witness names , etc. that saw it all go down..... so my attorney can also talk to them when and if necessary................ and saying very very very little.
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i have been told and heard it in my CHL class that the first thing you should do is tell them you have chest pains and need to get checked out at the hospital, it will give you some time to cool off and think before you speak... like saying "i got that MOFO"
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My silly previous post aside, I'd probably shut up after lawyering up.
If someone else hasn't already called 911, you need to be the first person who calls the police. YOU need to identify yourself as the victim and you defended yourself from an attacker. Stay on the phone, stay calm and explain the situation.
If a bystander is the first to call police, they might say there's a man with a gun who just shot somebody.
If the attacker is the first to call police, he/she would probably say a man with a gun just shot me.
Obviously, the second and third options would bring you nothing but trouble.
Far as keeping one on retainer, could be a double-edged sword, like a bank official keeping on retainer a legal specialist in embezzlement related to banks.
"Um...., Mr Rogers, any particular reason you have on retainer an attorney specializing in the crime you were just charged with?"