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Assuming a little here, but if you have a lawyer that you would call if you were ever in the unfortunate position to have just delivered lethal force against an intruder/attacker, how did you choose him?
Now think of the rest of us that don't spend a lot of time in court. How do we find our "go to" guy?
Doc, check out the Armed Citizens Legal Defense Network (ACLDN) at www.armedcitizensnetwork.org. They're assembling a list of attorneys nationwide who understand how to orchestrate an affirmative defense for an armed citizen who did the right thing, in both criminal and civil court settings. I've been on board with them from the beginning, and they've done good work so far.
An advantage to that approach is that, in a traveling society, we might be out of town or even out of state when we need to use force in self-defense, and our home-town lawyer probably won't be able to help a whole lot.
However, ACLDN may not have a referral attorney in striking distance of where you live yet. If that's the case, a good plan is to contact the patrolman's union of your biggest nearby city's police force NOW, beforehand, and ask who they use as an attorney to defend their members if and when THEY are wrongfully charged after a clean shooting. That's probably an attorney familiar with the dynamics of explaining a justified use of deadly force to a jury, and the skills he or she has learned representing cops will translate very well to someone who did so while carrying a concealed handgun permit instead of a badge.
Good on you for planning ahead,
Thanks. That is very useful. :wavey:
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