If you or a loved one has been arrested and charged with a crime, you are likely facing a personal and professional crisis unlike any other. While you may be inclined to talk to others about the facts of your case including why you should never have been arrested, it is extremely important that you do not talk to anyone about your case.
The Importance of Confidentiality
Do not talk to anyone regarding anything about your case without first discussing the matter with your attorney. You may discuss anything concerning your case with your attorney because attorney client conversations are privileged. Remember, this confidential privilege extends only to discussions between you and your attorney and your attorney’s staff.
Anything you tell your family, friends or others, such as cellmates, is not confidential. The attorney-client privilege exists between you, your attorney, and your attorney’s staff only. For this reason, your attorney cannot discuss your case with your family or friends without your permission. You alone would have to give such permission to your attorney after serious discussion with your attorney.
Avoid Contact with Law Enforcement
Always check with your attorney before talking to anyone about your case, including law enforcement. Law enforcement agents may express an interest in helping you. Keep in mind that one of their duties is to make a case against you. Do not discuss your case with anyone without first talking to your attorney and getting the benefit of your attorney’s advice.
The criminal defense attorneys at the Strom Law Firm, LLC are experienced attorneys who understand what is at stake and will fight to protect your rights. Contact us today for a free consultation to discuss the facts of your case and how we can help. We offer flexible payment options and accept Visa and Mastercard.