Shoot-out cases

Discussion in 'Band of Glockers' started by cznayr, Nov 15, 2005.

  1. cznayr

    cznayr Dis-member

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    I was wondering if I were to be involve in a shoot-out and will be charged accordingly, how long will it take the courts to dismiss the charge or rule it as a justifiable homicide. In this case it took 14 years.

    http://www.fpe.ph/Defending the Dependers.htm

    Are you ready for this kind of legal battle?
     
  2. horge

    horge -=-=-=-=- Lifetime Member

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    What are you really asking, sir? :)

    14, 15, 30-plus years? That's nothing.
    It beats dying, or having your loved ones killed.
    If you can afford a firearm, you can afford a lawyer.

    This is part and parcel of arming up for self-defense.
    The premise for arming up is your future involvement in a crime
    (committed against you and yours), so of course legal proceedings
    should be a consideration.

    Not having prepped legal resources to go with your firearm ownership
    is only a step removed from, say, having a firearm but having no ammo.
    If any defense-firearm owners here don't have one or two lawyers on
    speed-dial, I really have to wonder if they've thought things through.
    It is after all life and death that is the issue,
    and worthy of comprehensive preparation.


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  3. cznayr

    cznayr Dis-member

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    Was just contemplating sir horge regarding the 'speed" of our judicial system specially in this case where the high and mighty is involved.

    Personally sir, I do have a gun and I maybe be a little well off but a protracted court battle like that will surely exhaust all my resources. (I might be able to make it but with the financial support of my parents)

    It's just sad that yuppies like me won't be able to defend myself during such scenarios and live through the whole ordeal unscathed (financially, emotionally or whatsoever).

    I may have a firearm and I should be able to afford a lawyer but it would only be a matter of time before I won't be able to afford both if it will take 14 years for the case to be over.
     
  4. horge

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    :)

    I do agree, sir: the cost is tremendous.
    But then, perhaps such a grave matter ought to be, or everyone
    would be shooting one another over petty hurts and shallow pride.

    That forest ranger won an appeal, meaning he was convicted.
    The trick is to lawyer-up so you DON'T get convicted, and then ride out
    the opposing party's numerous appeals to the very end. Staying out of jail,
    you are at least free to generate income in order to sustain your legal defense.
    As long as you're earning, kaya 'yan sir. Generally speaking, of course.
    The total cost, tallied at the end, will be huge.
    Pero kung by installments naman...

    IANAL, nor do I play one on TV, but I do have some personal experience.
    Lawyer fees per-appearance vary, and you have to watch out for
    collusion between the lawyers and the judge (increasing the number of
    unnecessary court-appearances to pad the lawyers' income).

    There's certainly the criminal case (RP DOJ vs. you) to consider.
    If the family of the deceased brings a civil suit, that's a
    separate ballgame, although there is more flexibility in
    resolution. Sometimes after a number of appeals --or even sooner,
    an out-of-court settlement err, 'becomes attractive' to both parties.


    h.