Attorney client Privilege is a basic rule of jurisprudence in America. What you tell me cannot be divulged to another source. When you tell me something, no one can make me say what you said.
This helps me to understand your issues, and to formulate a response necessary for a successful defense.
Please remember, this is something that is entirely different from our mother country England (The United Kingdom). In England, if you tell your lawyer that you are guilty, your lawyer must immediately report it to the court.
People ask me, “How can you defend someone that might be guilty?”
I tell them, simply, that I always represent those who are presumed to be innocent. This presumption of innocence carries with them unless they decide to plead guilty, or unless a jury finds them guilty, beyond a reasonable doubt.
Consequently, I represent numerous people who are not guilty, until such time as they may change their minds, or if a jury determines otherwise.
The words, “NOT GUILTY,” are magic to my ears.
Remember, however, that I also want to get you through the whole system without a major disruption of your life. Sometimes we negotiate settlements criminal jusitce because we take into consideration all factors that may be affecting you. As a client, you are the most important person in the whole criminal justice system. Your rights are sacrosanct.
It is my duty, privilege, and honor, to represent you zealously.
I enjoy representing my clients. Every single client gives me the privilege of helping to ensure that our country runs as it was intended: so that each may pursue life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.