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Ask an Attorney: Can I Protect a Loved One?


In this week’s “Ask an Attorney” video, criminal defense attorney and former state prosecutor Tom Grieve answers a question responsibly armed Americans often ask: “Can I defend a loved one with my gun?”

What Is the Difference Between Defending Yourself and Defending Others?

As an attorney, Tom often gets asked about defense of others, including loved ones. In this video, Tom answers that surprisingly complex question. While the same basic self-defense laws apply, it is crucial that you understand the situation you’re getting yourself into when coming to the defense of someone else. This is absolutely crucial information to know, as not understanding the situation and then intervening could result in you going to prison for a very long time.

About Tom Grieve, Grieve Law

Tom Grieve is one of the most respected criminal defense lawyers in Wisconsin. A highly awarded former state prosecutor, he started Grieve Law, LLC, which is one of the top criminal defense firms in the state, and developed a nuanced knowledge of Wisconsin firearms law. Tom has also received his certification as a firearms instructor and participates as a speaker and panelist with the USCCA for live broadcasts, national expos and training videos. He even serves as a speaker and analyst on numerous TV and radio stations as well as on college and law school campuses.


The information contained on this website is provided as a service to USCCA, Inc. Members and the concealed carry community, and does not constitute legal advice. Although we attempt to address all areas of concealed carry laws in all states, we make no claims, representations, warranties, promises or guarantees as to the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of the information disclosed. Legal advice must always be tailored to the individual facts and circumstances of each individual case. Laws are constantly changing, and as such, nothing contained on this website should be used as a substitute for the advice of a lawyer for a specific case.

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