“…prosecutors have dropped weapons charges against an elderly man who shot a teenage burglar who broke into his Englewood home last week…”
You and your family are sitting at home and your worst nightmare happens. Someone breaks into your home.
You go and grab your firearm and shoot the intruder. That’s the end of it —- right? Next thing you know you’re in court and you have been charged with a crime for shooting someone in what you thought was a legal option*. You are eventually found innocent, but now you have to pay the defense attorney for your defense. The attorney’s fees are not dropped if you are found innocent or the charges are dropped. You have no choice but to find some way to raise the money for the defense fees.
If you have an ErieSecure® Home Insurance Policy in the State of Indiana, you may be covered**. If you qualify and have the added endorsement “Criminal Defense Cost Reimbursement – Defense of Persons or Property”** You may be reimbursed up to $25,000.00 for criminal defense costs and legal expenses for criminal charges arising from reasonable acts committed to protect persons and property with certain qualifications listed in the policy.**