Questions about talking to a lawyer in a SD shooting situation

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    Questions about talking to a lawyer in a SD shooting situation

    The general consensus on here seems to be after an incident do not talk to the cops but get a lawyer and have him/her deal with the questions and all the legal stuff. Sounds all good and great, but how many people actually have a lawyer that they can call at 2 am or whenever an event happens? Do you have to answer questions from the cops right there or can you just say "i need to find a lawyer" and then you make an appointment to talk to the police at the station?

    For those of you who are of the state of mind about not talking to the police do you have a lawyer's number in your phone? Are there websites to find a good self defense lawyer? Anyone in central Florida able to recommend one?

    I've read multiple threads about how people say to only talk to a lawyer and such but none elaborating on the best way to do this, or how to handle the police.

    hopefully this makes sense I know I'm horrible scatter brained.

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    That's why you sign up with CHLPP or the Armed Citizens Defense Network... They have numbers you can call for help at any time.

    They all advise that you DO NOT answer questions while under the post traumatic stress following a shooting. Politely say that you are so shaken up by almost losing your life that you can't think about it now and that you need to calm down and talk to a lawyer before you say anything else.

    In Central Florida, I think Jon H. Gutmacher is available in Orlando. He's the author of Florida Firearms
    http://www.floridafirearmslaw.com/p/...ship-Book.html

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    Clint Smith's advice is to do 4 things(only)

    1. Tell the police " I felt my life (or the life of my family) etc. was threatened
    2. Say, I want this man(woman, whoever) arrested( even if he is laying on the ground dead)
    3. Tell the police that you want to talk to your attorney
    4. Shut up and don't say anything else

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    thanks for the tips y'all

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    I'm a former LEO and I'll tell you straight out that you have the right to remain silent for a reason. I would utilize it. You don't have to say anything to anyone, except that you want an attorney. Most attorneys understand these circumstances and will get up at 3:00 AM if necessary. While many don't list their home phone the majority do have answering services. Also keep in mind that most LEO's carry microrecorders for spontaneous utterances, so be careful of any comments like "the dirtbag had it coming".
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    Quote Originally Posted by lprmcnit View Post
    Clint Smith's advice is to do 4 things(only)

    1. Tell the police " I felt my life (or the life of my family) etc. was threatened
    2. Say, I want this man(woman, whoever) arrested( even if he is laying on the ground dead)
    3. Tell the police that you want to talk to your attorney
    4. Shut up and don't say anything else
    I like that, particularly number 2
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