If you or a loved one has been arrested and charged with a crime, you are likely facing a serious personal and professional crisis. 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. Because of attorney-client privilege, your attorneys are ethically bound to keep any conversations between you confidential. 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. If your friends or family are summoned to court and have to give sworn testimony, they will have to answer questions under oath and would be compelled to share anything you had said about your case.
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 may be 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. You have the right to speak with an attorney before speaking with law enforcement, and you may have legal counsel present while you speak with law enforcement.
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.