Seriously. My dad always told me to keep my mouth shut when it involved the police.
While in shock from my accident, I talked to the police without an attorney. I barely even remember it and don’t even know why I did it. I have never remembered the conversation, I just know it happened. The lesson to take home was it did nothing to benefit me. Anything said that would benefit my case is ignored, it is their job to gather evidence against you, nothing more.
The bottom line is this is your life we are talking about. There is no winning a legal battle, in Washington you can currently break even if it’s ruled self-defense. But you still lose time, and the cost to you personally will be immense.
If you have a self-defense shooting, keep your mouth shut until you talk to legal representation. Even if it falls well under castle doctrine.
Barron is the owner, editor, and principal author at The Minuteman, a competitive shooter, and staff member for Boomershoot. Even in his free time he’s merging his love and knowledge of computers and technology with his love of firearms.
He has a BS in electrical engineering from Washington State University. Immediately after college he went into work on embedded software and hardware for use in critical infrastructure. This included cryptographic communications equipment as well as command and control devices that were using that communications equipment. Since then he’s worked on just about everything ranging from toys, phones, other critical infrastructure, and even desktop applications. Doing everything from hardware system design, to software architecture, to actually writing software that makes your athletic band do its thing.