If I had my dad pay an attorney for my case, can he talk to him about the details of it? Can he pressure me to accept a plea?
2 attorney answers
Absolutely not. Nobody can force you to do anything in your criminal case. Moreover, your father paying for your legal fees does not entitle him to make decisions for you or know what you and your attorney discuss.
Classical lawyer ethics require the lawyer to obtain the asker's consent to have a third party pay the lawyer's fee, retain independent judgment during the case, and protect the asker's confidences.
There is very little here on which to base a response. The asker should see an attorney with his case file, his retainer agreement and all communications between the lawyer and the asker to get a response to this question.
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