Affordable Legal Defense From a Local Law Firm
If you reside in Arizona and you own a firearm, our Attorneys on Retainer - Local Self-Protection Plan is for you. For only $25 a month, you can have our experienced and aggressive criminal & civil defense team in your back pocket, 24/7/365, for your self-defense case or non-applicable legal matter.
Additional Expense Coverage Includes: Bail bond, scene cleanup, firearm replacement and mental health service expenses.
Family plans available on request.
About the Local Self-Protection Plan:
- Toll-free, emergency line available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
- $10,000 towards a secure bail bond on a posted bond value of up to $100,000 OR $25,000 towards a cash-only bail bond
- $4,000 towards scene clean-up
- $1,000 towards firearm replacement (if confiscated)
- Up to 10 mental health counseling sessions (up to $1,500)
- No fees for criminal and civil defense legal representation through jury trial
- No fees for expert witness expenses
- No fees for investigation expenses
- No fees for retrials (mistrial or post appeal)
- No fees for any additional court costs or defense-related expenses
- No fees for victim representation
- Occupational on-duty security coverage
- FREE Strategy Sessions with an attorney for any applicable legal matter
- Legal representation for any non-applicable legal matters are available at 35% off the attorney’s hourly rate.
CRITERIA FOR COVERAGE:
- You are facing a felony charge.
- The felony charge arises out of conduct that occurred entirely after you became a member of the Attorneys on Retainer Program.
- You reasonably assert in good faith that you acted in self-defense or in defense of others.
Coverage is only available to Arizona residents. Monthly fees begin 30 days after set up. Family plans are available on request.
Common Legal Situations Where Our Local Self-Protection Plan Will Benefit You:
Self-Defense from Home Intrusion
Many homeowners own firearms to protect their families from home intruders. If you have to use your firearm in self-defense, you will be questioned by the police. You should never talk to the police without first speaking to an attorney.
Self-Defense From Imminent Threat of Serious Bodily Injury or Death
When there is an imminent threat of serious bodily injury or death, and you use your firearm or weapon in self-defense, you should expect that you will be questioned by the police and could be arrested. This is when having an experienced attorney is crucial.
Misconduct Involving Weapons
There are several ways someone could be charged with misconduct involving weapons. A common crime that involves misconduct involving weapons is when a person knowingly carries a deadly weapon without a permit.
Defensive Display of a Firearm
Displaying a firearm for self-defense is serious, even if you don't fire it. It is taken seriously by prosecutors, and a conviction may result in penalties and a criminal record. Should you ever have to display your firearm in self-defense, consider any such display as serious as if you had to fire your weapon.
Accidental or negligent discharge is a crime in several states. Many people falsely believe that this will be treated as an accident with no consequences, but this crime can carry mandatory prison time for those who are convicted.
Civil Lawsuit from Attacker or Their Family
Sometimes people will use a firearm (or any other weapon) as self-defense against an attacker and then find themselves being sued civilly by the attacker or their family. Even if you may have not been charged criminally, you still may face civil charges in some cases.
TERMS & CONDITIONS
There is a one-time nonrefundable set-up fee of $100.00. Monthly recurring payments will commence thirty days after the Agreement’s Effective Date. Annual recurring payments are due immediately. Members can cancel at any time. All retainer fees are to ensure the availability of an attorney at the Attorneys For Freedom Law Firm. Monthly payments are nonrefundable. Annual payments are subject to a prorated refund if canceled within the year. Representation in any legal matter is subject to the Rules of Professional Conduct, including the clearing of conflicts. Attorneys are ethically prohibited from representing clients in frivolous legal matters.
VIEW MEMBER AGREEMENT EXPLANATION VIDEO
The video below is the same video you will receive as a part of your required onboarding steps.
We’re here to help answer any questions you may have about our Self-Protection Plans.
If you were involved in a self-defense incident and have an emergency, please call the Emergency Hotline.
Frequently Asked Questions
YES, we cover any weapon used with a reasonable argument of self-defense. This includes items like tasers, stun guns, pepper spray, etc. Additionally, even if a weapon is not used, we still offer coverage as long as there is a reasonable argument for self-defense.
No. Unlike other self-defense protection plans, you do not have to pay back any fees and your membership remains active.
While other protection plans provide a variety of training and education, they utilize an insurance-backed program for their legal defense protections, which prevents them from being able to cover a wide variety of self-defense scenarios. With AOR, you will not find the same endless exclusions. We provide peace of mind in simple terms.
Check out our coverage comparison chart here to see how our coverage stacks up against other protection plans: https://attorneysonretainer.netlify.app/aor-difference/
What kind of defense is offered with the AOR Self-Protection Plans? Criminal defense, Civil defense, or both (and what are the limits).
100% of your civil and criminal defense attorneys’ fees are covered. We will also be including any court costs or 3rd party expenses necessary to your effective representation (except where prohibited by Professional Rules of Conduct). There are no limits on your defense fees; however, limitations apply to the following: secured bail bond fees capped at $10,000 (for a bail bond amount of $100,000), cash bail bond fees capped at $25,000, scene cleanup capped at $4,000, mental health services capped at 10 sessions or $1,500, and firearm reimbursement capped at $1,000.
An Arizona member can obtain national coverage by upgrading their Local Plan to the National Plan for just an additional $10/month.
Victim advocate representation means providing legal assistance and advocacy to individuals who have been victimized by a crime, ensuring their rights are protected and they receive support throughout the criminal justice process.
No. The AOR Program is geared toward representing people who are charged with felonies resulting from self-defense-related incidents. We would need to increase our rates to cover stand-alone misdemeanors throughout the nation. That said, we do cover misdemeanors that are charged along with qualifying felonies. Most criminal charges arising from gun-related incidents will be charged as felony offenses.
We will pay for up to 10 sessions or $1,500 towards mental health services provided by a licensed mental health professional in relation to an applicable legal matter.
We will pay a cleaner of our choosing up to $4,000 to clean any biohazardous materials from your residence or vehicle in relation to an applicable legal matter.
We will provide funds up to $10,000 for a secure bond on a posted bond value of up to $100,000.
A secure bail bond, also known as a secured bail bond or secured appearance bond, is a specific type of bail bond that requires the defendant to provide collateral to secure their release from jail. This collateral serves as a guarantee that the defendant will appear in court as required. If the defendant fails to appear for their court hearings, the court can seize the collateral to cover the bail amount. Collateral can be in various forms, such as cash, property, or merchandise.
We will provide funds up to $25,000 for a cash bond of $25,000.
A cash bail bond, as the name suggests, is a type of bail that requires the defendant or their loved ones to deposit the entire bail amount in cash with the court. This is usually done to secure the release of the accused from custody during the pretrial process. Cash bail bonds are typically used when a judge determines that the defendant is not a flight risk or a danger to society, but bail is still deemed.
We will reimburse you up to $1,000 for a firearm that has been confiscated by law enforcement in relation to an applicable legal matter. Other terms and conditions may apply.
I am a security guard, Does AOR coverage extend to when I am on duty and in the "defense of others"?
YES. As an AOR member, we will cover you on and off duty and in the defense of others, as stated in our fee agreement in Section III Subsection A2. “The client reasonably and in good faith asserts self-defense or defense of a 3rd party as the defense to the felony charge.”
Click here to view the Local Self-Protection Plan fee agreement.
Click here to view the National Self-Protection Plan fee agreement.
Once I am a member, do I get a card or a membership number? What should I carry with me or give my family?
Once you are an AOR member, you will have access to your client portal which has your AOR Contact Card where you can then print for yourself and your family members who are under your Family Plan. (Physical card upon request)
The non-refundable signup fee is to have your coverage start immediately - no waiting period, no matter if you decide to pay monthly or annually. This fee also covers the administrative fee because you are not just a member but a client of the firm when joining the AOR program.
What if multiple members of AOR are involved in the same self-defense incident (against attacker) and are both facing felony charges?
If two AOR members are charged in the same matter, waiving the conflict is possible. We have a written waiver we use. However, it is a nonwaivable conflict if they blame each other and have incompatible defenses. In such a case, we can’t represent either and would decline representation.
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Local Self-Protection Plan
- $100.00 one-time sign up.
- $25.00/month or $255.00/annual.
- $75.00 one-time sign-up per person.
- $20.00/month or $204.00/annual per person.
Monthly fees begin 30 days after set-up. Plan available to Arizona residents only.
*An AOR representative will contact you to complete family plan sign-up.