Does Attorney-Client Privilege Apply To My Case? The Surprising Answer Here
Both civil and criminal cases involve the disclosure of very private and sometimes embarrassing information. This is something that may make many clients balk at the thought of seeing an attorney because of the fear of having their private information out in public. Thankfully, the legal principle of attorney-client privilege protects in confidence what you tell your lawyer, as long as certain criteria are met. It is important that there be privacy between a client and his or her attorney as this will make for a productive working or professional relationship which will then help your attorney provide you with the best outcome legally. If you were injured due to someone else’s negligence, you have every right to file a legal claim in order to recover compensation for your injuries, and we’re here to help with that.
Are you looking for a best personal injury attorney? Call the experienced lawyers at McCready Law NOW at (773) 362-2747 to learn more about your legal options for justice and compensation. What makes our best personal injury law firm unique is the fact that we have over 90 YEARS of stellar legal experience helping people just like you get their due damages and closure after being hurt by the careless actions of another individual or corporation. In addition, our staff is bilingual (hablamos Espanol) and we have extensive experience litigating, which may be needed in some cases where the insurance company or defendant are not forthcoming with a substantial or reasonable compensation amount. Lastly, we take on all cases on contingency fee basis, which simply means that there are NO UPFRONT FEES when we pick up your case for processing, as our fees are dependent on us getting you your compensation, and they always come at the end of the case. Wherever you are in the country, if you were injured in a car accident, slipped and fell at a business establishment, or were a victim of a dangerous drug or device, give us a call NOW at (773) 362-2747 to learn more. The call, as always, is ASBOLUTELY FREE.
In order for attorney-client privilege to be in effect, the following must exist:
- The attorney must be licensed
- The attorney must be operating professionally while engaging with you
- You must be seeking legal and not any other form of advice at that particular moment
- Your expectation is that the conversation was strictly confidential
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It is important that clients understand that not even the court can compel your attorney to reveal something you told them in confidence. However, there are exceptions to the rule: your lawyer may reveal information about a crime if you confess to the same, and if you post information on social media and then tell your lawyer about the same, the attorney-client privilege becomes void. Lastly, should you send an email using a work email which for the most part is monitored, the attorney-client privilege will also not apply. In fact, all forms of communication between you and your attorney must be done in a discreet manner to preserve said privilege, so meeting your lawyer at a coffee shop to talk about your case may put you out of this legal protection. Need to learn more? Please call our experienced injury lawyers NOW at (773) 362-2747 to learn about how we can help with your legal claim. Thanks, and we look forward to helping you.