Can You Conceal Carry In Connecticut
However, we are in search of facts and law, not just opinions.I spent some time in Texas last year. You can drive for days and not leave that State. Here in New Hampshire I can be in three different States in 60 - 90 minutes. Many residents live here and work just over the border. Crossing State lines is an important issue here in the Granite State.What do you do on surveillance when the subject crosses the border? Tough call. Steve Byers, my good friend and mentor, feels this is like following a subject to a members only club, like the American Legion. don't bother to call, I guess.INDIVIDUAL EXPERIENCESA NH licensed investigator ended up in Vermont on a W/C case, having followed the claimant from Claremont, NH unexpectedly. He taped the claimant engaged in very strenuous activity in Vermont. The case ended up in Court, and the question of his legality was questioned by the claimant's legal counsel. The judge ruled it WAS legal because of the circumstances. The investigator was: hired in NH, by a NH attorney, to watch someone whose legal address was in NH. There was no way for the investigator to know the claimant had purchased land in VT, and was excavating to start building a house. The PI was not "doing business" in Vermont.Closer to home is the experience of my colleague Jim Collins from Massachusetts. I have known him for many years and he is a "by the book" kind of guy yet he ran afoul of licensing authorities and he prevailed.It was a mess dealing with the authorities in Florida mostly ex-cops at the licensing division in Florida, Jim told me.The most informed and reasonable person he met was a female connecticut concealed carry attorney general who agreed with his arguments and she killed both cases, dismissed them eventually.In one case a subject was followed from Massachusetts to Florida. Jim later testified in Probate Court during her divorce. The wife had started an affair with a younger man from another State, and they met in Florida. Her attorney made a big deal, in Court, of Jim not having a Florida license.Jim did not know for certain, when he started, where she was going to end up and thought (from client supplied information) she might be going to Virginia, where her suspected paramour lived.Her attorney "reported" him to Florida Dept. of State and gave them his investigative report which made its way into the record in Massachusetts.The Massachusetts Judge reviewed the Florida statute and agreed that Jim was not in violation of Florida law at all, as he was not "operating" a business in Florida. The Judge pointed out Florida citizens could not even find him in Florida to hire him, as he had no ads, no telephone listings, and no office.The Massachusetts Judge said the primary reason for "business licensing" is to protect the public from unqualified persons. Jim's Massachusetts license took care of that.Jim is regulated by Massachusetts, the Judge said, so the people up here who can find him and hire him are protected by the Massachusetts licensing authority.The Judge in Probate & Family Court allowed all of his testimony on that case.