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Attorney recommendation please

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by henkech, Feb 16, 2014.

  1. henkech

    henkech Portland, Oregon New Member

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    Hi, I am hearing that if I am going to concealed carry, I should have the name/contact info of an appropriate attorney with me, in case I need to defend myself (first with my gun, and then from the Legal System). It should be an attorney who is experienced in criminal law, and if possible, is gun-friendly and experienced helping armed citizens (not just defending crooks who used a gun). Does anyone have any recommendation or info about this? I have looked through the forum, and I can't see anything, nor can I determine an appropriate place to post this. thanks, Chris
     
  2. Fast Eddie

    Fast Eddie Vancouver Well-Known Member

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    USCCA: Self Defense Insurance - YouTube

    Take a look at this and see if it doesn't answer some questions for you, or point you in the right direction. I never even knew this existed before I saw it on his channel.
     
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  3. BAMCIS

    BAMCIS Eugene Well-Known Member

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    Don't talk to the police.

    This video pretty much covers it.

    Dont Talk to Police - YouTube

    Then after you have "processed" the events speak to an attorney and follow his (or her) advice. Don't be surprised or take it personally if you are arrested and/or your weapon seized. Let your attorney handle it. Again, follow his or her advice.

    To the point of your question you do not need an attorney on retainer if you want to pack.
     
  4. boarder4life81

    boarder4life81 Eugene, Oregon Active Member

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    I've often wondered why there weren't any reviews for attorney's in this forum. Maybe us "gun nuts" aren't as bloodthirsty as some would like to think and as such don't have a lot of experience dealing with them (lawyers). By comparison, a motorcycle forum I'm part of has a whole thread dedicated to local lawyers.
     
  5. nwwoodsman

    nwwoodsman Vernonia Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer

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    Contact the Oregon Firearms Federation. A few years ago my brother's constitutional rights were violated when he was charged with unlawful possession of a firearm. He was driving home from hunting with a handgun in plain view in his vehicle in a city that allows open carry. All perfectly legal under ORS. 166.250. He contacted OFF who referred him to an attorney who specializes in firearms cases. He was able to get all the charges dropped and his firearm returned.
     
  6. Rotty

    Rotty Skagit County Active Member

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    Try this,

    timschmidt@usconcealedcarry.com

    Decent insurance and a resource for an attorney. You will have to decide what works best for you. Think of it like choosing memory for your computer. Whatever you decide you need double it. That way you have room to expand.
     
  7. RTHunden

    RTHunden Kitsap Peninsula New Member

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    After sitting thru a Massad Ayoob class last year, I did as he recommended; Contact your local police or sheriff and see who they use. Contact that attorneys office to ensure he/she will defend private citizens.

    I then took that attorney's card, laminated it, and taped it to the back of my CCW.

    If you haven't taken a class from Mas I'd highly recommend it. Well worth your time and money.
     
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  8. Mikej

    Mikej Portland Gold Supporter Gold Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    When the skittles hit the fan, call Saul! lol
     
  10. sailorfej

    sailorfej Scappoose Silver Supporter Silver Supporter 2015 Volunteer

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    So question, don't they take your personal possessions away from you when you are arrested? So if you have the number in your wallet, or on your phone, will they let you look at it when you get your phone call? or do you have to have it memorized?
     
  11. FortRock

    FortRock Bend/Salem, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Within every Front Sight Pistol class is classroom time dealing with legal issues regarding ccw, use of force, and aftermath and how to deal with police following use of deadly force. There are a number of CCW insurance programs out there now. The one I hear advertised the most is CCWsafe.com
     
  12. semperfi68to70

    semperfi68to70 South Salem, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Generally my advice concerning attorneys is double tap to center mass and then one in the head. Probably won't be much help here.