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chrisrhodes1110 02-27-2013 05:07 PM

I NEED a good lawyer.
 
I was recently stopped, disarmed, questioned, and searched by police for the sole reason that I was carrying a rifle on my back. I broke no laws and was driven home by the police.
This is a clear violation of what is considered justified Terry search. Does anyone know any aggressive civil liberties attorneys that would want to take up a case like this?
I live in Vermont and have called multiple law offices with no luck, people don't even know where to point me.

locutus 02-27-2013 05:13 PM

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Originally Posted by chrisrhodes1110 (Post 1156654)
I was recently stopped, disarmed, questioned, and searched by police for the sole reason that I was carrying a rifle on my back. I broke no laws and was driven home by the police.
This is a clear violation of what is considered justified Terry search. Does anyone know any aggressive civil liberties attorneys that would want to take up a case like this?
I live in Vermont and have called multiple law offices with no luck, people don't even know where to point me.

Contact the NRA. They have rosters of pro-gun attorneys.

winds-of-change 02-27-2013 05:15 PM

Here's the whole story from another thread started by the OP.

In Illinois any transportation of firearms requires said firearm to be in a case of some sort. Even to and from a hunt. What are the laws where you are?

http://www.firearmstalk.com/forums/f158/illegal-stop-frisk-manchester-vt-85339/

Overkill0084 02-27-2013 05:20 PM

https://www.vtbar.org/FOR%20THE%20PUBLIC/Find%20a%20Lawyer/Lawyer%20Referral%20Service%20Information.aspx

Fathead00 02-27-2013 05:42 PM

My question is "why are you walking around with a rifle on your back?". The NRA would be you best chance of finding a lawyer.

chrisrhodes1110 02-27-2013 05:46 PM

well I went shooting and i thought I was gonna get a ride home with the person who drove me and my friend there, but apparently they had planned otherwise. I was just walking home.

In Vermont we allow open or concealed carry without paperwork of rifles and pistols. I'm 22 with a clean criminal record.

kytowboater 02-27-2013 05:52 PM

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Originally Posted by chrisrhodes1110
well I went shooting and i thought I was gonna get a ride home with the person who drove me and my friend there, but apparently they had planned otherwise. I was just walking home.

In Vermont we allow open or concealed carry without paperwork of rifles and pistols. I'm 22 with a clean criminal record.

What type of rifle was it out of curiosity?

kytowboater 02-27-2013 05:53 PM

I understand that breech of law here, but were you charged with any crime?

chrisrhodes1110 02-27-2013 05:53 PM

I think that's kinda irrelevant but it was a Norinco Mak-90 (Clinton Ban Era)

chrisrhodes1110 02-27-2013 05:55 PM

No, I wasn't charged because I wasn't committing a crime. But now I'm gonna be put into the news paper and they marked me as some sort of "gun owner" in their police database, or possibly a threat to police, I'm not sure. The officer on the other hand preformed a Terry Search on me...For doing nothing but following the law.


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