Your lawyer is your advocate, and should fight to get the best possible outcome in your criminal case. Be sure you understand your rights and responsibilities, too.
Plead or Go to Trial: Who Decides? How to Decide?
While attorneys can give advice, clients have the ultimate right to make most of the important decisions relating to their case, with very few exceptions.
Representing a Client the Lawyer Thinks Is Guilty
Only the judge or jury, not your lawyer, can decide whether you’re guilty.
My lawyer isn’t keeping me informed on what’s going on. What can I do?
Lawyers are ethically bound to keep their clients informed on important developments in the case, and to respond to inquiries.
Your Lawyer’s Duty to Keep Things Confidential
Your lawyer must keep your confidences, with rare exceptions.
The Crime-Fraud Exception to the Attorney-Client Privilege
Not all attorney-client communications are privileged.
I Told My Lawyer I Plan to Lie on the Stand. What Will Happen?
Planning to testify falsely risks your defense, your lawyer, and a charge of perjury.