Having an Attorney Beforehand?
This is a discussion on Having an Attorney Beforehand? within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by PNUT
It's an excellent idea. You want a guy who'll get out ofbed at 300 a/m in the rain if you need ...
May 4th, 2009 09:21 PM
I would rather have a good, experienced lawyer and spend the night in jail rather than using as a primary selection criteria a guy who will come at 3:00AM in exchange for a retainer.
Originally Posted by PNUT
I started my search with the former president of the NRA (who resides locally,) who provided me a chain of good contacts. As others have said, a criminal defense attorney is the way to go rather than just a lawyer who likes guns.
Remember, for every innocent man in jail there is an incompetent attorney that was his advocate.
May 4th, 2009 09:21 PM
May 5th, 2009 12:03 AM
Just concluded my Utah CC permit training, successfully I might add, and one of the key points was to have an attorney beforehand. His advice is don't say a word until your attorney is present. I have a new phone # in my phone!
Originally Posted by BradyM77
May 5th, 2009 08:30 AM
Ask at your gun shop. They know which lawyers shop there and are gun friendly.
"The Constitution is not an instrument for the government to restrain the people; it is an instrument for the people to restrain the government".
May 5th, 2009 08:43 AM
And how do you think that attorney you call "Good & experienced" got that way?
Originally Posted by SelfDefense
May 5th, 2009 09:06 AM
Excellent Thread: In fact I’ve been thinking about this same subject long before seeing this topic. I plan on taking Bruce’s advice and start looking. Also, the suggestion to consult with a local LEO is excellent. Luckily, I know one I can ask without raising eyebrows. I mean, can you imagine how some overzealous LEO may react when you ask: ...who is good if I shoot someone?
Ok, I realize we would approach the topic more diplomatically, but LEO’s are suspicious by trade.
“Monsters are real and so are ghosts. They live inside of us, and sometimes they win.”
~ Stephen King
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