I was a brgy Tanod in our place, last Dec 25, 2011 we (a group of brgy Tanod) were conducting a caroling just in our place. We accosted a group of drucked merry makers for making too much noise while we were singing on the other side. I was carrying a steel 'batuta" , a flashlight on my right hand, and a pc of wood on my left. Upon feeling that one of them is agreesive, I immediately shake my steel "batuta" for it to reach its full length ( and it sounds like I was loading a gun/pistol ) and they say "may baril, may baril". after a few minutes, I tried to explain that it was not a gun, but one of them, with hidden interest insist, they brought the issue to "Isumbong kay tulfo" but was rejected, and I've heard some hearsay that they filed a gun toting case against me in court.
I know that they have the knowledge that I have I licensed firearm, but I am not carraying it, I only have a permit to transport, which I was using it when going to the gun club for firing. The gun was not with me, when it happened.
I have not recieved any summons yet, but I know its comming, one thing that I am worried is that I am olso facing a posible license suspension, which I may need to submit my firearm to FEO pending the result of the case. Which I belived one of thier objective to disarm my residence to be able to launch thier own harassment.
I still dont have a lawyer, and I have no idea on what to do next.
I will be very thankful if you can gave me any suggestion or a ligal advice on what to do?
I will also appreciate if there is somebody who can suggest any lawyer, whose not gonna charge me that much? I know, this case will not prospher that long, but I also understand that I still have to make a good move to survive.
I am a responsible gun owner, and an advocate of responsible gun ownership. I dont have any negative records in our place and the whole counry as well.
This case is in Antipolo.
Thank you and God bless.