We learn best by doing. The problem with learning by doing however, is the fact that you actually have to surmount the difficulties you face to learn the lessons. It seems, the more important the lessons, the more difficult the learning.
There is an alternative. We can learn from the experiences of others if we are really committed to studying their experiences and if they are willing to share.
Over the past six months, Paul Lathrop, the host of the Polite Society Podcast, and an over the road trucker has been learning some difficult and challenging legal lessons.
Paul broke no laws the night he was involved in a seemingly benign truck stop confrontation. Only words were exchanged. No blows were thrown or weapons drawn so it seemed that things had ended in a relatively simple manner.
30 minutes later, Paul and his trainee were stopped on I-80 by the Nebraska Highway Patrol. When Paul arrived back at the truck stop to sort things out, the deputy dealing with the situation placed Paul under arrest.
Soon Paul found himself spending more than 4 days in a county jail without medication that he needed, or a clue about what would come next.
Paul takes some time today to discuss the situation that he found himself in, the struggles that he faced and the mistakes that he feels he made so that you can learn how to avoid those same pitfalls.
Make sure to take a look at these important resources:
MAG-40 with SSA in NE Ohio May 4-7 2017
MAG-40 with Paul and Susan Lathrop in Sioux Falls SD, June 15-19, 2017 – email susan at gunsandpolitics.com
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