You’re in trouble. You have an important reputation to maintain. Even a false charge can cause permanent damage. You’d like to consult with a lawyer, but you can’t afford for anyone to find out about your situation.
Will your meeting with a criminal defense lawyer be kept confidential?
Lawyers Under Law
Yes, by law, a lawyer acting in the capacity as your attorney is required to maintain strict confidentiality. At a free consultation you are protected, even if you decide not to move forward with the case. Any information you reveal at the meeting between you and the prospective lawyer cannot be used against you by the prosecution.
Jeopardizing Your Confidentiality
You are only protected to an extent, however. From your end, certain circumstances could result in leaked information that damages your reputation or puts you at risk for losing your case.
If you choose to bring someone along to the consultation, for example, they won’t necessarily be under obligation to keep things confidential…so make sure it’s someone you can trust. Or if you reveal sensitive matters on a phone call with the lawyer and don’t pay attention to who may be around you, then eavesdroppers could also use the confidential information against you.
But rest assured that meeting with a criminal defense attorney is not an admission of guilt — it’s a way to get help and no one else has to know about it.
Free Lawyer Consultation in Atlanta
Need professional legal help in defending charges? Serving the Atlanta area for past 20 years, Criminal Defense Attorney Richard Grossman is willing to meet with you for a completely confidential consultation at no charge. Call today to learn more.