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    My dad is retired leo and he told me if you use it don't tell anybody anything.other than you will talk with council and go from there.


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    Attorney On Retainer

    If you are interested in learning a little more about having a top-notch attorney on retainer, PM me and I'll send you some info.

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    My understanding is that you need to call a criminal defense lawyer who's skilled in handling self-defense cases, because these cases (yes I shot/killed him, but I was justified in doing so) are defended very differently than most criminal cases (I didn't do it, and you can't prove I did), and that these lawyers are somewhat rare.

    So it seems like a good idea to at least identify an appropriate candidate before you need to call one.

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    It's an excellent idea. You want a guy who'll get out ofbed at 300 a/m in the rain if you need him to. it would be easier to get that to happen if the Lawyer knows who you are and has a fat retainer check from you.

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    I got but one rule in life, I would rather be looking at it then for it. This applies to most everything.

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    As posted elsewhere, the day after getting my permit I spent an hour with an attorney. Happened to be a "gun guy," and the last District Attorney, with whom I've been friends for many years. He gave me several numbers with which to reach him 24/7, and gave me some *very* unexpected advice about the aftermath of an event in the local jurisdiction. Money well spent (even if he had charged me).

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    Quote Originally Posted by zakmatthews View Post
    I've been wondering this for a while:

    As a person who carrys, would it be wise to have contacted and found an attorney skilled with CCW issues, in the event that I actually had to use a handgun in self-defense? That way, I would know who to contact immediately thereafter, and I could let the police know too? Or would it suffice to find an attorney after the incident?

    Good idea or not?
    When I went through the training for my CHL here in Oregon one of the presenters was the local District Attorney. His advice was to find an attorney who knew something about guns before you needed an attorney, contact him/her, and arrange an interview (might cost you a buck or two). The DA's position that, should you get in some kind of "gun trouble", you do not want to be meeting your attorney for the first time. I thought it to be good advice at the time and followed through (that was 30 years ago) and still have the same attorney. Never needed him but just in case...........
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    Does NRA or any other 2A organizations have a compiled list of 2A attorneys for us to look into? I think haveing a 2A attorney is a great idea.
    2A is not negotiable

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    Quote Originally Posted by gotammo View Post
    I got but one rule in life, I would rather be looking at it then for it. This applies to most everything.
    + .45

    Many of the posts in this thread have been timely and excellent advisory, with notable kudos to BruceGibson, but yours in specific very simply and succinctly tells the tale.
    I feel exactly the same way as you, and B. Gibson.

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    See my sig. Substitute "learns" for "find an attorney".
    "Wise people learn when they can; fools learn when they must." - The Duke of Wellington

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    I always carry my lawyers number with me. I have it programed in my phone and in my wallet. My wife has it also. My lawyer is a CCW also. If my case in not CCW related then I can always get another lawyer but it is better to be safe then sorry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeCalsey View Post
    Does NRA or any other 2A organizations have a compiled list of 2A attorneys for us to look into? I think haveing a 2A attorney is a great idea.
    The Armed Citizens Network and the Shooter's Bar are were you aught to look, as well as call the NRA.

    You don't need to have a lawyer on retainer.

    You need to have a lawyer's contact number for SHTF events & cash on hand (in your safe) and someone to meet the lawyer with it when TSHTF....or select a lawyer who knows who you are and trusts that the day after the event in which he's called out at 3 AM someone is going to pay him.

    I say keep $500 to $1,500 on hand for this kind of event.

    Enough money that you can have on hand without breaking the bank for yourself, and enough that you can negotiate at 3AM with something substantial even if it isn't what he first asked for.

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    I've had Prepaid legal for years.
    I can call them and ask as many questions as I like for free! I also have access to an attorney 24/7 365 in case the worst happens and I need a lawyer.
    I HIGHLY recommend this affordable and life saving service!

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    Anyone in SW Michigan have a name of an attorney they would recommend?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thijones View Post
    Anyone in SW Michigan have a name of an attorney they would recommend?
    There is a list of CCW attorneys under "Forum Help & Extras" in the blue banner, and I believe that you will find on that list an attorney in SW Michigan.
    "It does not do to leave a dragon out of your calculations, if you live near him."

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