Theodore W. Robinson’s Guides

Theodore W. Robinson

Hempstead Criminal Defense Attorney.

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  1. Attorney/Client Communications are Privileged - Most of the Time - Part 6

    Written by attorney Theodore Robinson, over 3 years ago.

    Even advice given to a client by an attorney is a privileged communication between an attorney and their client and may not be divulged by the attorney without the waiver of the privilege by the client. This actually goes to the very heart of the attorney/client relationship bec...

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  2. Attorney/Client Communications are Privileged - Most of the Time - Part 5

    Written by attorney Theodore Robinson, over 3 years ago.

    A confidential communication can be an oral statement or a written statement. However, it can also take the form of a deed or action by the client such as showing a murder weapon to an attorney. The confidential privilege also extends to any act or statement made by the client'...

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  3. "Taking the Fifth" What Does It Mean and Why Is It Important? Part 1

    Written by attorney Theodore Robinson, over 3 years ago.

    When you hear someone say they are going to "take the fifth" it actually is based upon the Fifth Amendment of the United States Consitution which says every citizen has the right to remain silent and not give testimony against themselves. This is an extremely important distincti...

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  4. Attorney/Client Communications are Privileged - Most of the Time - Part 4

    Written by attorney Theodore Robinson, over 3 years ago.

    Any communication that a client views as privileged must be apparent that it is confidential and told to the attorney in confidence. That conclusion would be negated by the fact that the client told the attorney said information in the company of another party who was not an emp...

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  5. Attorney/Client Communications are Privileged - Most of the Time - Part 3

    Written by attorney Theodore Robinson, over 3 years ago.

    One thing to remember is that once an attorney refuses to take the client on as a client, or finishes his/her employment efforts for that client, then anything else that's communicated by the client is no longer privileged and it may be disclosed by the attorney or his/her employ...

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  6. Attorney/Client Communications are Privileged - Most of the Time - Part 2

    Written by attorney Theodore Robinson, over 3 years ago.

    For an attorney/client privilege to exist there must be an attorney/client relationship in existence which means the client must have consulted with the attorney seeking legal advice -whether or not a fee has been paid, although the payment of a fee is good proof of a professiona...

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  7. Attorney/Client Communications are Privileged - Most of the Time - Part 1

    Written by attorney Theodore Robinson, over 3 years ago.

    While most people know that when they speak to an attorney there is a privilege that attaches to anything said to their attorney. That means that the client can tell their attorney almost anything and the attorney may not divulge it to anyone without the privilege being waived b...

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  8. What Is The Marital Privilege Against Being Forced to Testify Against Your Spouse - Part 8

    Written by attorney Theodore Robinson, over 3 years ago.

    The privilege is waived by either the husband or wife going on the witness stand and testifying with the consent of the other spouse. This can be done by the other spouse failing to timely object to the introduction of the other spouse's testimony and the Court then infers a vol...

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  9. What Is The Marital Privilege Against Being Forced to Testify Against Your Spouse - Part 7

    Written by attorney Theodore Robinson, over 3 years ago.

    An interesting issue is whether a written communication from one spouse to another that somehow gets into a third party's hands should be admissible against the original writer. In most instances, it will depend greatly upon how the third party came into possession of the writin...

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  10. What Is The Marital Privilege Against Being Forced to Testify Against Your Spouse - Part 6

    Written by attorney Theodore Robinson, over 3 years ago.

    What happens if someone else is present when an otherwise confidential communication occurs between spouses? Well, because the bonds of matrimony are not being strengthened between the spouses while a third party is present, the communications are not privileged. Again, you alw...

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