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marklyftogt
12-03-2012, 1:11 PM
There has been an increase in daytime breakins in our neighborhood.

I was searching here but couldnt find answers to these questions:

Are there good gun attorneys on the central coast that are part of the CGF? If so who?

I was also reading about the high legal costs of defending yourself if someone broke into your home and you had to (God forbid) use a weapon to defend yourself and you did absolutely nothing wrong.

Does homeowners insurance cover any of this? NRA insurance good? USCCA membershp coverage?

Any good in home self defense courses offered nearby?

Thanks for any links or information.

-hanko
12-03-2012, 1:21 PM
I was also reading about the high legal costs of defending yourself if someone broke into your home and you had to (God forbid) use a weapon to defend yourself and you did absolutely nothing wrong.

Any good in home self defense courses offered nearby?

Thanks for any links or information.
Would the costs be higher if someone broke into your home and you did nothing to defend your family?:confused:

-hanko

marklyftogt
12-03-2012, 1:46 PM
Would the costs be higher if someone broke into your home and you did nothing to defend your family?:confused:

-hanko

Don't be confused. I would absolutely do what would be necessary in the circumstances.

I am just trying to be prepared for the fallout if something like this did happen. I don't just have $50,000+ laying around to pay an attorney.

I think everyone should make sure they have their ducks in a row.

"Prepare for the worst and when the worst happens, you'll be prepared"

bwiese
12-03-2012, 1:53 PM
While in no way disparaging our fleet of CA gun lawyers, you do not really need a
specialist "gun" attorney for such matters.

You just need a good general criminal defense attorney.

There are likely some in your area that already have working relationships with
your local DA and court system.

NRA also offers some self-defense insurance coverage.
http://www.locktonrisk.com/nrains/defense.htm

CAL.BAR
12-03-2012, 2:20 PM
While in no way disparaging our fleet of CA gun lawyers, you do not really need a
specialist "gun" attorney for such matters.

You just need a good general criminal defense attorney.

There are likely some in your area that already have working relationships with
your local DA and court system.

NRA also offers some self-defense insurance coverage.
http://www.locktonrisk.com/nrains/defense.htm

I completely agree. The event happens so infrequently, that you will scarcely find an atty who as ever had such a case, much less someone who specializes in them. Any good criminal defense atty can handle it.

On the ins. side, it is very unlikely that any homeowner's policy would pay for criminal defense. It is actually illegal for an ins. policy to defend against "intentional acts" or "criminal acts". Shooting another person is an intentional criminal act. Remember, the issue of self defense is one of criminal law and only a defense to the act.

kaligaran
12-03-2012, 2:27 PM
The NRA insurance and other policies usually pay as a reimbursement when you've been cleared of charges.

bwiese
12-03-2012, 3:20 PM
The NRA insurance and other policies usually pay as a reimbursement when you've been cleared of charges.

Yup.

What really happens is that you tell (prove to) your attorney you have that coverage and then *maybe* initial out-of-pocket $$$ are deferred.