In many cases, it does take a long time to move through the full legal process. From the time of a lawful self-defense incident until the time your good name is cleared with a dismissal of charges, it can easily take 4 to 6 months. Even when criminal charges are dismissed, a civil lawsuit may result and add more months, if not years, of needing legal representation. No matter how long it takes, you can count on us to stay the course. Remember, there are no limits on the time spent and no caps on our expenses to represent you. You simply pay for the Legal Defense for Self-Defense Program. And please know, legal defense will be provided for all police investigations, pre-trial proceedings, and both criminal and civil trials.