So, how many here have actually talked with a lawyer......
It's interesting how many times we see posted that we should talk with a good defense lawyer about CCW and defense. I had a talk with one last week. Very educational. I chose him by asking a lawyer I know, who does another kind of work, who he'd want to defend him if it ever all went wrong. I now carry his name and number but hope I'll never need it.
As a side note I live in FL where we recently had the expanded castle doctrine passed. His advice was it really didn't change the realities much. He bets that if you had an easy retreat or other option you had better take it, despite the new rules. If not you will find yourself in a sticky situation legally no matter what we may think of the new laws, there has not been much case law yet involving it. The fact that my wife is handicapped does change MY situation if she's with me and I face the worst. We can defend another if the threat is genuine and/or retreat is not an option.
And yes he was emphatic that no matter what the police say, it's the quick bare facts of "I was attacked and had to defend myself, I would like my lawyer now" and NOTHING else.
BTW this lawyer is in the midst of getting his CCW!
So, how many others have actually taken this step or is everyone just hoping for the best and taking the word of people on the 'net?