THE AFTERMATH OF A SHOOTING
18December

THE AFTERMATH OF A SHOOTING

By Guest Article / Contributor

If you are involved in a shooting, what happens next?  What do you say to responding officers or investigators?  Will you be arrested?  How long will it be until you are cleared of any crime?  What happens if charges are

KNOWING WHEN NOT TO SHOOT: THE LEE BARTLETT STORY
08December

KNOWING WHEN NOT TO SHOOT: THE LEE BARTLETT STORY

By Guest Article / Contributor

When we examine self-defense cases, looking for lessons for the concealed carrier, we all too often find that shootings -- even when justified -- could have been avoided.  It’s much easier to find examples of shootings gone wrong

THE FOUR ELEMENTS OF SELF DEFENSE
08December

THE FOUR ELEMENTS OF SELF DEFENSE

By Guest Article / Contributor

THE FOUR ELEMENTS OF SELF-DEFENSE As a litigation consultant, I have worked with criminal defense lawyers on many self-defense cases.  Some have been high-profile cases with reporters in the courtroom, and others have been much quiete

THE FOUR ELEMENTS OF SELF DEFENSE: ESCALATION
08December

THE FOUR ELEMENTS OF SELF DEFENSE: ESCALATION

By Guest Article / Contributor

THE FOUR ELEMENTS OF SELF-DEFENSE We are in the middle of a new series of articles looking at high-profile self-defense cases, and we’re going to breakdown how location, escalation, reasonable fear, and post-shooting actions aff

THE FOUR ELEMENTS OF SELF DEFENSE: REASONABLE FEAR
08December

THE FOUR ELEMENTS OF SELF DEFENSE: REASONABLE FEAR

By Guest Article / Contributor

THE FOUR ELEMENTS OF SELF-DEFENSE As we continue with the four elements of Self Defense, the basis of these articles is to briefly explain each element, as we will be following these articles with actual case analysis and lessons learned f

THE FOUR ELEMENTS OF SELF DEFENSE: POST INCIDENT ACTIONS
08December

THE FOUR ELEMENTS OF SELF DEFENSE: POST INCIDENT ACTIONS

By Guest Article / Contributor

THE FOUR ELEMENTS OF SELF-DEFENSE In case you missed any of the last articles on the four elements, I have included them all in this final article on the fourth element, Post Incident Actions.   As a litigation consultant, I h

COMPLETE FIREARMS TRAINING
08December

COMPLETE FIREARMS TRAINING

By Guest Article / Contributor

Training, according to the Webster dictionary, “is a process by which someone is taught the skills that are needed for an art, profession, or job.” The Webster dictionary also states that it is “the process by which an ath

STAND YOUR GROUND AND CASTLE DOCTRINE LAWS
08December

STAND YOUR GROUND AND CASTLE DOCTRINE LAWS

By Guest Article / Contributor

STAND YOUR GROUND & CASTLE DOCTRINE LAWS:  PUSHING FOR BETTER PROTECTION Alexandria Kincaid Before 1895, it was unclear whether Americans had a common law duty to retreat before using deadly force.  But after a man