Here's my tip (also from a lawyer
). If you have a significant other, sit down and have a talk with that person about who you want called in the event that you have to defend yourself. Make a list, and make sure that your SO has all of the appropriate phone numbers. Should I ever (Heaven forbid) have to shoot anyone in self-defense, I'll call Mrs. McGee, and she'll make the rest of the necessary calls. The police may only allow me one phone call, but t.hey cannot limit the number of calls that she makes.