Another Client Gets His LTC Back

Posted by Keith G. LangerMay 02, 20220 Comments

My client had to use his lawfully carried handgun to defend himself and his son from a large, angry, bipolar assailant. NO charges were brought against him at the time; it was his assailant who was, correctly, arrested and charged.
Weeks later, my client had his LTC suspended on the false claim HE had been charged with Assault w/a Dangerous Weapon. At the time I challenged that suspension, the PD which had responded to the assault my client called then about, applied for a criminal complaint.
Note that the level of proof to obtain such a complaint is nominally just a mere 51% probability that a crime occurred. In practice, the standard is often much lower.
That application was DENIED by the Clerk Magistrate, at the conclusion of the hearing - no "taking it under advisement."
That means NO charges were ever brought against my client; not when the issuing PD suspended his LTC, not when I first wrote that chief, and not when I wrote him again last week, seeking restoration of the LTC.
Neither the chief nor his licensing officer responded to me. However, my client reports as follows:
Hi Keith……..good news……..LT J. from the XYZ PD called and my LTC has been reinstated and is being mailed to me tonight……..they got your letter…….Thank you Keith"