Unformatted text preview: prosecutor has that will actually be able to be used to attain a conviction against the client. It could also help the attorney in being able to know what, if any, type of plea bargain that his or her client might be willing to take. This open sharing of information is a way for the client to also be protected. This is done in a variety of ways. If the client is truly innocent of the charges, then the attorney can help protect the client from accidentally incriminating him or her self. This can also help the attorney determine what questions to ask and what questions to avoid if the case is taken to trial and the defendant makes the decision to testify. Also, as stated earlier, because this information is held under a confidentiality agreement between the attorney and the client, the attorney cannot take the information that he gained to a court of law at a later time to attempt to have the client persecuted under another charge....
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- Fall '10
- Criminal Justice, criminal law, attorney