What is Attorney-Client Privilege?
When you choose The Shelnutt Law Firm to represent you, you are choosing a team of legal professionals who are dedicated to your case. Whether we are defending you from criminal charges or going after a negligent person who wronged you, you can trust that we will keep all of the details of your case private with our clients. Not only is this a must under the law, this is the only way we do business. Attorney-client privilege is held in the highest regard at our firm.
So, what is attorney-client privilege exactly?
Attorney-client privilege is a legal concept that protects you, the client, from having anything you tell your attorney become public knowledge. Anything you tell your attorney, or the paralegals that work for your attorney, cannot be told to anyone without your permission. This ensures that this information cannot be used against you or will not be handed over to other parties. You can feel confident knowing that anything you share with our staff will never be misused.
The attorney-client concept is based on the premise that attorneys cannot be called to testify against their clients under any circumstances. Under this legal pact, attorneys also are not allowed to share any client information with third parties — unless the client gives consent. At the Shelnutt Law Firm, we hold this duty in the highest regard.
Our loyalty to our clients is priority number one.
Clients also have the right to waive this privilege if they feel it is necessary or beneficial. If we feel there is information that should come to light for the purpose of helping your case, we’ll explain our reasoning and move forward only if you are comfortable with the decision. If information may be detrimental to your case or your family, you can trust that it will be kept confidential.
When does attorney-client privilege begin?
The moment the relationship begins between an attorney and a client for the purpose of legal advice is the time attorney-client privilege starts. When you visit us for your free consultation, we provide an immediate explanation of this privilege. Even if we decide not to proceed with a claim, or you decide this firm is not the right one to represent you, you can rest assured that all communication will remain strictly between us. No matter what type of communication takes place, there is no danger of the information falling into the wrong hands.
Remember that in order to serve you best and provide accurate legal guidance, our attorney team will need to gather as much information as possible about your situation.
Get started with your free legal consultation, and let us help you solve your legal problems. Please contact the Shelnutt Law Firm today for experienced, confidential legal advice.
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