The Qualities To Look For When Retaining An Attorney For An Illinois Concealed Carry Violation

Interviewer: What are some qualities in an attorney that someone should be looking for?

Jerald Novak: Any attorney that you would select to defend your case should be a, what I call, a gun guy. In other words, somebody who understands firearms, someone who believes in the Second amendment, someone who’s preferably an NRA supporter, some who is up-to-date on the current firearms law and someone who’s not afraid to step up to the plate and do battle with the state, someone with lots of trial experience, someone who is well respected and well known in the courthouse and someone who is not afraid to try a case if that’s necessary.

A Lot of Attorneys Claim to Handle Gun Cases But Are Not as Proficient as They’d Like You to Believe

I think a lot of attorneys say they handle gun cases but I think if you interview them, you’ll find out that in most of their cases, they are not what I call gun guys. If they’re not a gun guy, I definitely wouldn’t hire them because they don’t have the same passion for this type of situation and for this type of client that a gun guy would have.

It is Important that a Concealed Carry Permit Holder Keep in Touch with Any Changes or Up Gradations in the Statute

Interviewer: Is there anything else that you’d like to mention in regards to the statute?

Jerald Novak: Yes.  I think it’s important that if you have a concealed carry license, I think it’s important that you visit that statute frequently and stay up-to-date with it. I think it’s important to line up an attorney just in case you might need one because you just don’t know when that’s going to happen and you just don’t want to pick a guy out of the yellow pages.

It is Important that a Licensed Weapon Holder Should Practice Interaction with Law Enforcement Officials

I think that you should carry, if you’re interested in protecting yourself and your family and your loved ones, and at the same time, I think you have to practice not just going to the range and drawing your pistol and shooting at a target but I think you have to practice interaction with law enforcement because that practice will prepare you for the day that you have that contact.  And just like practice at the range may make you the survivor in a lethal force encounter; practicing to deal with law enforcement may make you the survivor or the victor in whether you get arrested or not should you have some type of law enforcement contact.

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