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Rugerdaddy
01-27-2011, 9:36 AM
This thread might go on the CCW forum, but I figure the legal types will more likely be here.

I recently got my CCW and have been wondering what happens if I have to use it? I immediately go to jail until the LE sorts everything out and, particularly if they question my use, I am going to need an attorney with the right experience. How do I find one? I want to know how to contact one immediately, and not have to ask my son to post a thread on Calguns looking for one! I thought it would be better to know in advance.

Also, is there any kind of group/consortium or whatever that is organized to provide just this kind of support, both before (for all CCW holders) and after an incident (for the individual)?

Thanks to all.

n2k
01-27-2011, 9:44 AM
http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=307715

http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=245866&highlight=lawyer

http://www.dklawoffice.com/

Rugerdaddy
01-27-2011, 9:50 AM
http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=307715

http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=245866&highlight=lawyer

http://www.dklawoffice.com/

Brilliant. Thanks.

(OK, I can hear it now. "That's what the SEARCH button is for!") I always do,.....but..........this time I forgot. :o

Too Slow
01-27-2011, 9:50 AM
I've got 2 in my phone.

My personal attorney and Jason Davis. Jason will send you a biz card you can keep in your wallet with instructions on what to do if you have a problem.
Jason@calgunlawyers.com if you want one. There are a few others that I'm sure someone will provide in this thread.

wildhawker
01-27-2011, 10:24 AM
Being the OP is in Sacto, I would suggest Mr. Adam Richards and the firm he works for. I posted their info in another similar thread recently.

Merle
01-27-2011, 10:57 AM
I've got 2 in my phone.

My personal attorney and Jason Davis. Jason will send you a biz card you can keep in your wallet with instructions on what to do if you have a problem.
Jason@calgunlawyers.com if you want one. There are a few others that I'm sure someone will provide in this thread.

Please remember those phone numbers by heart. When you're arrested, your wallet and phone are seized. If you do go to jail, you're not going to have *anything* on you and will only be able to make collect calls.

With the advent of the cell phone and a contacts/speed-dial list stored, most folks only remember one or two numbers. Giving the card to a loved one with instructions on how to proceed works well too in even more dire circumstances (e.g. you are shot in return and unable to place the necessary phone calls)

OleCuss
01-27-2011, 2:49 PM
I'd like similar info for Stanislaus County. If anyone knows of an attorney who is quite knowledgeable about firearms matters in this area I'd like to set them up as the one I'd call. As it is I don't know of anyone closer than Don Kilmer - and he's about 1.5-2 hours away.

Patrick Aherne
01-27-2011, 10:31 PM
As a cop, I am forbidden from providing a recommendation for a specific attorney. However, you have the right idea to select an attorney BEFORE anything happens. I would advise you to contact your local Bar Association and select an attorney that specialize in criminal defense; the guy that draws up your will or does your taxes is not the guy you want trying to get you out of jail.

Hunt
01-27-2011, 10:48 PM
remember if arrested your cell phone is fair game for a search without warrant

cmichini
01-28-2011, 8:18 AM
Giving the card to a loved one with instructions on how to proceed works well too in even more dire circumstances (e.g. you are shot in return and unable to place the necessary phone calls)

This is a key statement. I don't ever intend to have to need it but I will make sure that my wife has this information. My call will be to her and she will be the focal point of the communications outreach from there.

Good suggestion.