Both times, no charges were ever filed against me... but in VA, it's a pain in the a** to get your weapon back. I did both times.. but it was frustrating and time consuming...
Err Glock Fan...
U write: "Hence why I firmly believe that we should own more than one CC firearm. While you're going through the process to get your firearm back, you'll have a spare one that you can use to protect you should the need arise." Don't know about all 50 states, but I would think that if U lose a weapon to the cops, you also lose your CC permit, or right to carry/use much until those rights are restored, packing after losing one gun may cause you more legal grief if you have to use a BUG or are even found with it than U maybe want to deal with. Any takers to that line of reasoning?
Depending on how the investigation goes, you may be charged with a crime. This could happen even though the evidence may clear you or the case may be dismissed later. Once you are under indictment, would that change the situation for continued carrying(or even possession of your weapons)?I was told that the CC holder would retain their permit/license as long as the incident was a "good" one, meaning no crime was committed on the part of the CC holder. The firearm will be retained while they do their investigation (which could take several weeks to months). Only firearms that would be taken by the investigators would be the ones involved in the incident.
This charge in Florida, if convicted carries a 3 year mandatory sentence, and judges have apologized to citizens that they had to send to jail simply because of the way in which this law is written.
what do u do if u cant afford an attorny. I can barely pay my bills as it is, with the economy in this shape. So should i just tell them to apoint me a public defendent. or should i try to hire an attorny and go bankrupt at the same time im doing it. How many of us could actually afford an attorny, and does anyone know how much they would cost.
The card that I present to LE when stopped or approached, as well
as my driver’s license/ID, reads in part as follows:
My legal rights are protected.
NOTICE: If it is your intention to question, detain or arrest me or
if you intend to remove my children from my custody, or to serve
me with a warrant, please allow me to call my attorney immediately.
This person ... has 24-hour telephone access to legal representation.
This without fail entirely changes the dynamic; it informs the LEOs
that I have an attorney, thus no questioning will occur without his