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Should You be Honest with your Criminal Defense Lawyer?

Posted by Michael G. Butash | Jul 06, 2019 | 0 Comments

When someone is meeting with their legal professional, they have to discuss the specifics of the case, and at the very least, their account of what happened. This is an important part of creating a great defense because it would help determine what would be the best legal action for the criminal defense attorney. Carrollwood Village residents might be inclined to not tell them every detail about the case, and even make the story different so that it seems as though they are in the right, but this is wrong approach.

Some Lawyers Take a Neutral Stance

Even though it is best to tell your legal professional everything as truthfully as possible, some lawyers would simply prefer if did not know the specifics of the case. This technique is used by some legal professionals for ethical reasons. This is because as a criminal defense attorney, Carrollwood Village professionals are not allowed to legally offer evidence that they know to be false. Believe it or not, but this is one technique used by legal professionals to stop instances like committing perjury in a trial. This technique depends a lot on the client and the situation as it pertains to the criminal action.

What is Perjury

Perjury is only one instance of what can happen if a defendant is not being as honest as they should be with their legal professional or the court. This is because whenever there is a case being resolved in court, all members involved are to take an oath that they will tell the truth of their accounts, including a criminal defense attorney. Carrollwood Village residents should understand that perjury or lying under oath is one of the few ways to create a worse situation for themselves if they are convicted of a crime.

*Disclaimer: The views expressed here are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent or reflect the views of Butash Law Group*

About the Author

Michael G. Butash

Michael G. Butash Stetson University College of Law Florida State University Former State Prosecutor Mike grew up in the Tampa Bay area and graduated from Stetson University College of Law in 1997. He was immediately hired as an Assistant State Attorney for the 6th Judicial Circuit (Pinellas/...


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