i have recently gotten my gfl and will be purchasing a SA XD 45c in early or mid September when i return to Savannah. i plan on carrying it , after i receive some training, for self defense purposes. while i have been doing a lot of research on firearms, technique, carrying methods etc, i haven't done a whole lot in the area of lawyers and criminal defense in the case that i one day ( i pray that i never will) have to defend my self with deadly force. i did some searching on this forum and a few others and have decided to heed the advice that i found of being prepared for such an event by having the contact info of a good lawyer on hand at all times. my biggest fear with having to hire a lawyer ( besides the fact that i more than likely would have had to take a life) is that i would not be able to afford one. as i mentioned in the subject i am a college student and money is relatively scarce. while they are hard working people and are constantly striving to better our families finances, my parents aren't all that well off either. basically my question is what should some one in my financial situation who wishes to be armed and able to protect them self do as far as having a lawyer goes?? would going with a court appointed lawyer be like pleading guilty? if its not against forums rules id also like it if people could post the contact info of good self defense lawyers in both the Savannah and Atlanta areas. any and all info is greatly appreciated.