Television’s legal procedurals (such as Law and Order) can present a rather skewed and unrealistic picture of the law and the court system. However, if you watch these shows, you’re probably quite familiar with the concept of attorney-client confidentiality.
This confidentiality is one of the foundational principles underlying our legal system. There’s little that Little Rock personal injury lawyer Alan LeVar takes more seriously than his clients’ trust.
At its most basic, attorney-client confidentiality means you can share information freely with your attorney. Your lawyer cannot share that information without your permission, and he or she cannot be compelled by the state to reveal that information save for some unique circumstances.
The confidentiality privilege resides with the client, not the lawyer. Only you can decide to waive the privilege.
There are some exceptions to attorney-client confidentiality, the most well-known of which is the provision that a client does not have confidentiality if he communicates with his attorney in an attempt to commit a crime or further a fraud. Also, the presence of a third party during the communication can prevent the establishment of confidentiality.
You can trust in our Little Rock personal injury lawyer to keep your communications private, just as you can trust him to provide you with skilled, ethical legal representation.
If you live in Little Rock or any other Arkansas community and need an experienced personal injury lawyer, please contact The Law Offices of Alan LeVar today for a free consultation.