I have a criminal defense attorney, his card sits directly behind my CCP. He is also a friend & neighbor. He insisted I meet him at his office for an initial, though no cost, meeting. This just keeps it serious and professional.
State your name, you were in immediate fear for your life, then shut the F* up. Say NOTHING, until he's there. Then I still say NOTHING, he will do all the talking.
Messing up the finish on a gun or having a delay in getting a gun back are so far down in the noise, I can't find them. When you are looking at 8 - 10 YEARS in the FLA Penn., and the cost of a good attorney to keep your butt out of prison -- Figure $10K at least, the cost of a few few scratches on your safe queen gun fades into the insignificant category really, really fast.
Just shut the F-up, sit down and color -- Just like Kindergarten -- seriously, just shut-up, sit down and color.
The Cop ain't your friend. He's not there to prove you innocent. He's there to provide a suspect to the prosecutor. That's his job. He's not a bastard, he's just doing his job. You do yours, and shut the F-up, wait (however long) for your defense attorney to show up. The you still shut-the F up and allow the attorney to do the talking.
Really simple...Sit-down, shut-up and color!
Hey, it's your life, not mine.
I am old. I am retired. I am a combat veteran. I am grouchy. I am intolerant, and I am judgemental. I am also alive. Thank you. I am off to the range.
The United Nations is a criminal organization.