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Subjective Information verses Objective Information:
Sometime it is difficult to understand what the difference in the two types of information are.
1. Subjective Information provides someone with what “might” be the problem. Subjective information is “Interpretive” and can have a multitude of different meanings. Subjective information can be used to interpret what might have actually been or occurred. i.e. “why did you do this?”
2. Objective Information provides tangible information about something. In most cases objective questions can be answered with a “Yes” or “No” answer. Therefore, Objective Information is a fact. i.e. Did you shoot this person. The question can be answered with a Yes or No. Objective information is a “FACT”.
For the most part, you should never answer any question that is poised as a Subjective question. You should never answer an Objective question with a Subjective Answer. As the old Dragnet actor Joe Friday would always say, “Just the Facts, Ma’am”.
As a General Rule, all of the Objective Information that you must give Law Enforcement after the use of a gun (or Weapon) in self defense can be found on your Drivers License/ID Card, and you License to Carry. The only other bit of Objective Information that is required by Law in Identifying yourself that is not on any of your licenses or ID Cards would be a current and valid “Phone Number”.
So how do you give only Objective Information and not be distracted or fooled into giving unnecessary and potentially damaging Subjective information after a use of a gun (weapon) in self defense? The answer in so difficult and convoluted that the only real answer would be to immediately contact your attorney and let them do the talking.
The fact of the matter is this: Anything you say can and will be used against you. HOWEVER, Anything your attorney says (or does) cannot be used against you. SO, Let your attorney do all the talking. Check out this link for more information.
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