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If you are involved in a critical incident you are entitled to legal representation. Contact the Legal Defense Fund immediately! See our attorney profiles.
A critical incident is defined as an action which arises from any act or omission within the scope of employment in which serious injury or death occurs; or, the discharge of a weapon is involved.
Also contact the Legal Defense Fund when:
- you learn that you are the subject of a criminal investigation
- you are served with a summons and complaint in a civil matter arising out of acts or omission within the scope of your employment
- any licensing action is brought against you by the Board of Peace Officer Standards and Training, whether within the scope of employment or not.
You pay no out of pocket expenses. You pay no deductibles. There is no cap on legal costs to defend. Simply put, you will be provided the best defense for the cost of being a member of LELS.
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