In this week’s “Ask a Self-Defense Attorney” video, criminal defense attorney Tom Grieve shares why you need a Pro-2A Criminal Defense Attorney who is familiar with guns representing your self-defense case.

Why Is It Important to Have a Pro-Second Amendment Attorney Who Is Familiar With Firearms Representing My Case?

As a gun owner with a concealed carry permit, you may sometimes wonder, “Is it important to have an attorney who is pro-Second Amendment and familiar with firearms represent me if I ever use my gun in self-defense?” Tom highlights just how important it is to make sure to choose an attorney who is pro-2A and very familiar with guns. To put it in Tom’s words, “Guns, as we know, are complicated little creatures. And they vary widely from one to the next.”

He highlights this importance with a personal story of a client he had some years ago. The client was wrongly accused of pulling a sidearm and pointing it at someone. According to the prosecution, the “victim” stated Tom’s client had “cocked the hammer back.” Luckily, since Tom was familiar with firearms, he was able to argue that this could not be the case. The client’s firearm was a striker-fired pistol — no hammer. This is something that the previous criminal defense attorney had missed, and it made all the difference.

About Tom Grieve, Grieve Law

Tom Grieve is a highly awarded former state prosecutor. He started Grieve Law, LLC, now one of the most successful criminal defense law firms in Wisconsin. He is a respected top criminal defense lawyer in the state and has a deep knowledge of Wisconsin firearms law. Tom also has certification as a firearms instructor. He participates as a regular speaker and panelist with the USCCA for live broadcasts, training videos and national expos. Tom also serves as a speaker and analyst on numerous radio and TV stations and college and law school campuses.


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