Former Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli and three partners recently launched Virginia Self Defense Law, a law firm that promises to provide legal support for law-abiding gun owners facing self-defense related charges or government harassment for a retainer of less than $10 per month.
In a Facebook post, Virginia Self Defense explains how the retainer plan works:
With our retainer plan, if you have a use of force incident arising out of a self-defense or law enforcement harassment situation, the Virginai Self Defense Law PLC attorneys will step in and defend you for no additional legal fees!
Our plans start as low as $8.33 a month.
There are a couple different reasons that we are better then the national options.
(1) We are a firm founded by Virginia lawyers who know Virginia Law. If you called one of the national plans they would not know what VA Code 18.2-282 was without searching on Google. Our lawyers have a combined experience of over 50 years practicing law in Virginia, including Ken Cuccinelli with 4 years as Attorney General.
(2) Many of the national plans cap the amount of expenses that they are willing to pay (for example $200,000.00). We have no cap, if you retain our firm, we will represent you through the engagement for no additional legal fee.
(3) Finally, many of the national plans have a vested interest in finding you the cheapest lawyer they can find as their main motive is profit. With VSDL PLC, you know who your attorneys will be if you ever have to call upon them.
“All of us . . . can name cases we know of in various places where really outrageous things went on just to torment lawful, law-abiding gun owners,” Cuccinelli said in an interview about the venture. “We’re filling a market need.”