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      Lawyer on call for CCW?

      This was brought up in my CCW class and at the time I didn't give it much thought.

      Should I have a lawyer on call and is there a site to find a local lawyer who is familiar with procedures for CCL cases involving shootings??

      When you think about it - if you are involved in a shooting as a CCL holder and end up in jail (for whatever reason) who ya gonna call? Me I wouldn't want a public defense lawyer taking care of my case. Nothing against PDL's, my nephew is one, I just want the experience.

      I wrote the NRA and still waiting for a response.

      Any ideas?


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      Quote Originally Posted by SaltyDog View Post
      This was brought up in my CCW class and at the time I didn't give it much thought.

      Should I have a lawyer on retainer and is there a site to find a local lawyer who is familiar with procedures for CCL cases involving shootings??

      When you think about it - if you are involved in a shooting as a CCL holder and end up in jail (for whatever reason) who ya gonna call? Me I wouldn't want a public defense lawyer taking care of my case. Nothing against PDL's, my nephew is one, I just want the experience.

      I wrote the NRA and still waiting for a response.

      Any ideas?


      Why? Do you PLAN on shooting someone? I've carried on and off since the '70's and haven't had to shoot anyone yet. Save your money. If you do have to hire a lawyer because of a SD shoot, use what you have saved. You'll have plenty of chances to get an attorney if you need one. Again I say...save your money and support your handgun habit... Just my .02

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      I would not have a lawyer on retainer in case of a shooting. If you are involved in a shooting then have a family member hire a lawyer for you and do not speak to the police until you have spoken with your lawyer.

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      Nope. One more thing that can be used against you in regards to your mindset. "Now ladies and gentlemen of the jury, the defendant in this $1 gazillion civil suit had an attorney on retainer in case he shot someone! He was just waiting to kill!" Not saying it will happen, but I am never shocked as to how low some lawyers will go to win.

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      Quote Originally Posted by tekhead1219 View Post
      Why? Do you PLAN on shooting someone?
      No my name is not Lee Harvey Oswald - it's just the Boy Scout in me "Be Prepared".

      God willing I will never have too shoot anyone.

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      A lawyer on retainer?
      Are you rich? A Mafia capo?
      Check around, and see what such a thing is gonna cost. You may be unpleasantly surprised.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Steve M1911A1 View Post
      A lawyer on retainer?
      Are you rich? A Mafia capo?
      Check around, and see what such a thing is gonna cost. You may be unpleasantly surprised.
      If I've said it once I've said it twice..Don't yoo talk bout de family binniz!

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      Quote Originally Posted by Steve M1911A1 View Post
      A lawyer on retainer?
      Are you rich? A Mafia capo?
      Check around, and see what such a thing is gonna cost. You may be unpleasantly surprised.
      Who me? - I'm just a humble lower middle class slob waiting for the Obama Nation to spend all my hard earned dollars.

      Perhaps retainer is not the correct word I should have used - let's say "on call" (I fixed it)

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      This might be applicable.

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      You can get additional liability insurance as a NRA member for $165 per year for $100K and $254 for $250K.

      http://www.locktonrisk.com/nrains/selfdefapp.html

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      It's a 'good idea' to know whom to call, and for what, as opposed to having one on retainer.

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      I see no problem with having a lawyer on retainer. "Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, please..." having a family lawyer who handles things like wills & estate planning and is there for you when you may need him/her for the billion possible lawsuits you may encounter in your lifetime is both common and responsible. If anything, this says to a jury, "look, my client was smart enough to consider his own defense before the need arose to warrant it." This is "life insurance!" I don't want to go bankrupt from a civil suit because the family of the perp thinks they are entitled to recompense after his death. If I shoot someone, they had it coming -legally. The lawyer, in this case, is your best ally.

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      The more I think about it, I do have a lawyer on retainer; whatever rookie attorney right out of law school public defender the state appoints me.

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      Quote Originally Posted by clanger View Post
      It's a 'good idea' to know whom to call, and for what, as opposed to having one on retainer.
      I agree. Knowing who the local lawyers are who are supportive of and familiar with CCW can't hurt. It'd really suck to get a lawyer in a hurry, then find out he's not fighting for your case that hard because he thinks you're nuts for carrying a gun.

      KG

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      I don't have one on retainer, but I do have a card for my lawyer. After an indecent is not the time to fumble through the yellow pages looking for an attorney. I was told to have one ready at all times.If I could tell when I might need my firearm and stop a threat, I would win every lottery in the US.

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