Big Win: Retired Police Officer Wins Gun Permit Appeal
This was easily one of the toughest gun cases I’ve been involved with for quite some time. The client hired me in September. He was a police officer but was hurt on the job so he had to retire. Some Workers Comp Doctor said that he suffered from all sorts of very serious mental health issues. Of course, nothing in the client’s history or present state of mind backs up any of that. Fast forward a few years. He applied for a purchase permit in the same department that he retired from but he runs into a ton of problems. He then hires me and we take action. However, it was a little too late as they were dead set on denying him regardless of what I said. They even went as far as to say that he was still crazy because he was acting bizarre when he showed up to check into the status of his application. So much for that blue line huh?
Luckily, we had some great experts on our side. The only bad thing is that they don’t have an interest in helping other people in future cases. Today in court, the Judge granted the appeal and my client will pick up his permit. I guess in some departments, when you retire, you are no longer one of them, huh?