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Frequently Asked Questions


Why do I need a Firearms Legal Protection Plan?

Is Firearm Legal Protection a law firm?

What is a Firearms Legal Protection plan?

Firearms Legal Protection provides uncapped legal defense coverage for its members who legally use a firearm in self-defense or defense of their family or property. In short, Firearms Legal Protection is a legal service plan that provides its members with peace of mind that they can protect themselves and their loved ones without going into debt or losing their home.

How is your program different from other legal services programs?

Firearms Legal Protection differs in three ways:

  1. We pay your attorney fees directly for both criminal and civil actions. Unlike most legal protection plans, we are not an attorney reimbursement system.
  2. We take the time to research and provide you with a local attorney who is experienced in Criminal Law and/or has experience handling firearms related incidences where self-defense occurs.
  3. We provide the most comprehensive protection at the lowest price while never sacrificing member service.

Is Firearms Legal Protection considered insurance?

Absolutely not.  Obtaining legal services through Firearms Legal Protection membership is not considered insurance but rather a legal protection service plan providing uncapped payment for attorney fees. You never pay a deductible or co-pay as you are required to do with most insurance plans.

What is the difference between prepaid legal services like Firearms Legal Protection and insurance?

Pre-Paid Legal Services

A pre-paid legal services membership covers attorney fees incurred by a member who lawfully uses a firearm in self-defense.  Most of these plans only cover attorney fees, not expert witness or investigator fees or charge extra for this protection. These fees, and many others, are included in Firearms Legal Protection premium plans.

Under a pre-paid legal services plan, normally your attorney is located and provided for you. Some insurance plans make a big deal about this, but it is done for many reasons, one is the plan providers have researched and should have contracted with attorneys who are experienced in Criminal Law and/or have notable experience handling firearm self-defense cases. This is the case with Firearms Legal Protection. We are proud to offer local, experienced Criminal Law attorneys and/or attorneys who specialize in firearm self-defense cases. With Firearms Legal Protection you always retain your right to reject your attorney and ask for another one.

Insurance Plans

In short, if you purchase a self-defense insurance plan and subsequently use your firearm in self-defense, you personally will pay attorney fees and expect to be reimbursed up to the limits of the policy.  Your reimbursement is contingent on being fully acquitted or if the charges are dropped before trial. If you are not acquitted or the charges against you are not dismissed but instead you enter into a plea bargain with the State or go to trial which ends in a hung jury or a conviction, the legal fees you have already paid for your criminal defense will not be reimbursed.

Your criminal trial also affects insurance coverage for any civil case brought against you. If you are found guilty at trial or accept a plea bargain, your civil insurance coverage ends. And, the normal course is for the insurance carrier to choose and hire the attorney handling your civil trial. Further, under most insurance policies the insurance carrier has the right to settle any civil matter or case without your permission.

Why do I need Firearms Legal Protection if I have a homeowner’s insurance policy?

Most standard homeowners insurance policies do not cover Use of Firearm Incidents. In addition, Firearms Legal Protection pays your attorney fees and other fees associated with Use of Firearms Incidents.

Do I have to shoot my firearm in order to activate protection?

No, Firearms Legal Protection handles “flash” and “display” claims as well as the firing of your weapon in self-defense. If a member lawfully flashes or displays a firearm with the intent to use it to create apprehension in an offender or to protect yourself, you have legal protection.

Am I covered for the use of any firearm or handguns only?

Your membership provides legal protection for Use of Firearm Incidents where any type of firearm is used.

What happens when I call the emergency hotline?

The Emergency Hotline is staffed 24/7/365 by Firearms Legal Protection attorneys. Your call will be answered immediately, and you will begin the judicial process hand-in-hand with an experienced local attorney.

What if I have been in a self-defense situation where I have used my firearm? What do I do next?

As soon as you are safe call 911; let them know that you have been attacked. Ask them to dispatch officers and an ambulance. You will be shaken and flustered but remember to give no additional details or statement as your call is being recorded. Hang up and call the Emergency Hotline Number for assistance. Your Firearms Legal Protection attorney will arrange to meet and defend you.

Remember to be compliant and courteous when officers arrive at the scene.  Tell the officers that your attorney is on the way and that you have no additional information to share until you have spoken with your attorney.

What if I am involved in a non-shooting incident with my firearm?

Call the Emergency Hotline Number.  When officers arrive be compliant and courteous but do not give a statement until your attorney arrives to assist you.

Will I have legal protection throughout the United States?

Yes, the benefits of your membership follow you anywhere in the United States where you are in lawful possession of a firearm.

Does Firearms Legal Protection cover the bond if I am charged with a crime following a firearm incident?

Yes! Your membership will provide for a bail bond up to $250,000 resulting from a Use of Firearm Incident.

When will I receive my Firearms Legal Protection membership card?

Upon receiving your first monthly membership payment, Firearms Legal Protection will mail you an introductory package and membership card welcoming you to our family.

What additional information does Firearms Legal Protection provide?

Firearms Legal Protection provides education and awareness on changes to gun legislation, industry publications, free seminars, home safety tips and discounts on gun-related accessories.

How can I stay connected with Firearms Legal Protection?

Join the Firearms Legal Protection conversation anytime.  Click here to contact us now or follow us on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.  You can also check out our blog, The FLP Feed and our videos on YouTube.

How can I pay for my membership?

Firearms Legal Protection accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover and Diner’s Club via our website or our customer service line at 1-866-999-2712. We offer monthly or annual payment plans.  Members always reserve the right to cancel at any time and we will gladly refund your unused membership amount.

How do I update my membership information or payment details?

Access our member portal here to update your payment information.

Does Firearms Legal Protection share or sell e-mail addresses?

Absolutely Not! Firearms Legal Protection will never sell or give your email address or contact information to anyone else.

In what states does Firearms Legal Protection currrently offer membership?

Currently Firearms Legal Protection offers membership in Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, New Mexico, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington, and West Virginia. The benefits of your membership follow you through any state you travel through. If membership is not yet open in your state, stay tuned!

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This website contains general information. The information is not legal advice, and should not be considered as such.