Do it exactly as Mas said to...............
Suggestion: find a competent attorney who is both well-versed in the field of defending the self-defense criminal case as well as successful in defending them. A "property" guy might be all well and good for property, but if you've been arrested for manslaughter or worse then you need a bit more "oomph" in the defending-the-SD-case area of the pool. Same as how you'd prefer to have a bit more horsepower than any old public defender who gets tossed the case. If that happens to be your "property" attorney, fantastic; consider it a great two-for-one discount of sorts. Otherwise ...I have an attorney who did my will and helped me with a property dispute a while back. He was pretty good ... He told me that if I ever needed him, to call.
I suppose I should take an opportunity to discuss this particular scenario with him BEFORE anything ever happens just so I understand how he would handle it.
Fortunately incidents are few and far between and a dedicated section would get very few posts.I've kind of wondered on these forums why there isn't a special section dedicated to Pro 2A lawyers.
Kind of a state by state heads up on good legal contacts.
I've always thought a section like that would generate a lot of interest.
Property Disputes do not typically involve the firing of a deadly weapon. My advice would be to definitely talk with him to make sure he is up to the task, or ask him for a possible referral.I have an attorney who did my will and helped me with a property dispute a while back. He was pretty good (and I work with a lot of attorney so I have some idea what talent looks like). He told me that if I ever needed him, to call. That has been my plan, although now that you bring it up, I suppose I should take an opportunity to discuss this particular scenario with him BEFORE anything ever happens just so I understand how he would handle it.
I hope and pray I never need him for anything like this!
Texas Law shield has some good information.I just recently took my CCW class and as part of it they had a guy come in and talk to us about Texas Law Shield. They are in other states as well and also other similar firms like this one. This firm only handles firearms related clients. I never heard of them before the class and have since researched such defense groups. There seems to be several out there and I guess it's like car insurance, you have it and hope you never need to use it. Anyway I just thought I'd throw that out there since this sounds like what you are looking for. :hand10:
Ok, here is my take on this. Do you have $5000.000 laying around?I have no experience here either...but from what was suggested in my CCW class, is to contact a PRO 2A lawyer and get him/her on retainer ASAP. It was also suggested, that after the shot, you tell the officer(s) that you will only speak to YOUR lawyer, not A lawyer. 2:30am after the incident is not the time to begin looking for a lawyer to defend you.
That said, I have yet to secure my pro 2A lawyer. :smile:
I am taking it seriously though and am looking for one while my CCW paperwork is being done.
Ok, here is my take on this. Do you have $5000.000 laying around?
I am a consultant to about 35 attorneys on a routine basis in crime & accident scene reconstruction. Their retainer is going to start somewhere around $5,000 and then if something happens, they might suggest you retain another attorney and drop you. The District Attorney I work for daily was at one time a criminal defense attorney. His fee for representing a shooter has run as high as $50,000 and I was a consultant on that case. My fee was $2700 and that was in addition to the lawyers fee. The last case I went to court on in a homicide case took a week of my time in court and a retainer does not include the experts he will hire.