Do you have a lawyer?
This is a discussion on Do you have a lawyer? within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I've posted before about how retainers are not used by any criminal defense lawyers I know for this sort of thing. I mean, a retainer ...
June 20th, 2007 02:05 PM
I've posted before about how retainers are not used by any criminal defense lawyers I know for this sort of thing. I mean, a retainer is taken and held in anticipation of debt that will be incurred, and no one actually plans to have a shooting case come up. Most criminal defense lawyers work on a fee-per-case basis, not an hourly rate, and I don't know of any who would take money from a client who does not have a serious expectation of being charged in the short term.
However, almost any criminal defense lawyer would be delighted to meet with you and to give you his card to stick in your wallet should the need arise (hey, when your friend gets a DWI or you need a will drawn up, chances are that you'll pull out that card, too - it's totally worth his time to talk to you for a few minutes and get his name out). I've done other posts on how to select a defense lawyer (search on my name and "lawyer" here and on many other boards) - don't worry too much about the retainer, since I'd be shocked if you were asked to put one down.
June 20th, 2007 02:29 PM
Help in Iowa
I've checked the CCW list in help and extras area and found nothing listed in Iowa. Much like my weapon, I hope to never need it, but when I need it, I need it very badly! Anyone know of a 2A attorney in Iowa? Thanks.
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June 25th, 2007 03:58 PM
Ron, PM inbound with the name of a superbly qualified colleague who's agreed to be on the list for NM. Thanks for your kind service in maintaining this list for folks!
June 25th, 2007 05:47 PM
Got it. Thanks for your help.
Originally Posted by Erich
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June 25th, 2007 08:22 PM
Here's the results from a Google Search for Criminal Attorney's in Des Moines, IA. You'll have to research from there.
Copy and paste the link below into your browser. For some reason it didn't "Hyperlink".
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June 25th, 2007 10:03 PM
This post is going into my Palm Treo. Great advice and a good place to keep it as a reminder. I will also add it to the details in my attorney's contact information section.
Originally Posted by Bark'n
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HAGAR: To sign a peace treaty with the King of England.
HELGA: Then why take all those weapons?
HAGAR: First we gotta negotiate...
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