May 20, 2016
In Part III of this discussion on the Illinois conceal and carry law, Thomas Glasgow finishes up with the criminal liability one may be exposed to when things go wrong. However, just when you think you may have escaped criminal liability, you better be thinking about the civil consequences of your actions.
Again, you’ll hear the same theme ringing throughout this discussion:
“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”
Thomas really walks us through the ringer and enlightens us on important factors we likely have not even considered.
✓ After an interrogation is over only one of two things can happen:
✓ Do you know how you’ll handle yourself during an integration?
✓ You ever notice how words can sometimes have a double meaning? (I wonder if that might come up in an interrogation?)
✓ After you get arrested have you thought about: What kind of bond you’ll you need? Where will you get the bond money? How will you pay for an attorney? How long will your case be tied up in the criminal justice system?
✓ Everything you need to know about making a case for self defense.
✓ Exactly when you are authorized to respond with deadly force and when you are not. How you can respond when a burglar is in your home.
✓ All 911 calls are recorded. This can really be used to help you or to hurt you, depends on how you handle the call.
✓ Do you know what to do when the police get there?
✓ The sneaky things a burglar may do to trick you into exposing yourself. (Tom identifies this little trick and shows you how not to get fooled.)
✓ The simple fact is that police often get shot by scared homeowners. Tom explains how you’ll know it's safe to put your gun away. (Let’s face it, if you shoot a cop it doesn’t matter how big a victim you were that night. You are going to spend some nights in jail.)
✓ You better get over it. It’s going to happen. The family of a robber will have NO qualms about suing you for shooting their scummy loved one. You got to be ready for that.
✓ Huray! You managed to avoid getting arrested for a “good” shooting. Congratulations. Now it's time to get ready for the civil law portion.
✓ Why even the most obvious, "not your fault" self defense shooting will still have a police interrogation and why you can’t afford to blow it off. Yes, you still should have an attorney there with you even though you are completely innocent and the police have assured you are not “under arrest” or being charged.”
✓ Do you know exactly how many Illinois exonerations based on false confessions there have been? Thomas knows.
✓ Will you be ready to handle the highly trained, skillful detectives who have been through hundreds of similar interviews? How many will you have under your belt?
✓ Do you have a duty to tell an officer you are carrying a gun? Should you tell?
✓ Why the words, “I have a gun” probably are never the right words to use.
✓ The simple fact is that most home insurance policies do not cover incidents involving your gun even if you lawfully own it. Do you know what you can do to cover this gaping hole in liability?
✓ Who are the absolute worst types of witnesses that can hurt your civil case and who are absolutely the best types of witnesses you want on your side.
✓ How is a “reasonable
shot” determined in court?
✓ The one thing you probably aren’t thinking about when you pick your firearm’s instructor, but definitely should be thinking about.
✓ How much gun training is enough gun training?
If you missed part I or part II of this informative discussion click below to listen to them now.