The Importance of Honesty with your Defense Attorney

When a person first comes to speak with a criminal defense attorney, they may be hesitant to discuss certain facts of their case. This is especially true for something delicate like a sex offense charge that is particularly embarrassing. It is important, however, for a person to be completely honest with their attorney, even if certain facts may be difficult for embarrassing. This way, they can provide the best advice possible about how to deal with your criminal charges.

No matter how difficult it may be to discuss, a person needs to be brutally honest with an attorney about what happened. Even if this means admitting guilt or admitting to embarrassing details, they need to be honest. Their lawyer is ethically bound to keep any and all communication confidential. This means that an attorney can never reveal specific facts or information to anyone, nor can they be compelled to give up this information.

This is done so a client can be completely frank and honest with their attorney. If this confidentiality did not exist, it would result in clients not being honest with their attorney and not getting the representation they deserve. By being honest, a client can be sure their attorney has the information they need to devise the best defense strategy possible for your particular charges.

At May Law, we have helped clients throughout the Fairfax area with extremely serious criminal charges. We will aggressively fight for your rights. For a consultation to discuss your case, contact us right away.

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