You are probably not going home tonight.
Detainment and or Arrest (Gun and Gear Confiscated) Anyone can be arrested and anyone can be charged. There is a big difference between an arrest and a conviction.
The most dangerous question you will ever be asked is “What Happened?”
Remember these words, “I will be happy to give a full statement in the presence of my lawyer.”
Go to jail and get your phone call. This is IMPORTANT. Who will you call?
Interview/Interrogation You WILL misremember the exact details of the fight due to the chemical dump in your body and brain. Your memory will be far more clear 48-72 hours AFTER the incident occurred.
Bond – Will you be given one? (They took your gun. Have a spare!)
Arraignment – Guilty or Not Guilty Plea is entered
Grand Jury – True Bill or No True Bill. Why use the Grand Jury? The accused has no say as to whether the case goes to a Grand Jury.
Plea bargains will be offered. Beware of the “Let’s Make a Deal” guy. As an innocent person, you may be marked for life as a “violent criminal offender”.
Trial: Jury trial or Bench trial, both have merits and drawbacks.
Sentencing if found guilty.
This information is just a short summary on the judicial system after a shooting. For more information take our Defensive Pistol course and contact an attorney that specializes in Self Defense.