You need to tell your lawyer the truth and let him figure out how to work with that as part of your defense.
Not telling your lawyer the truth can lead to problems down the line.
Joseph A. Lo Piccolo, Esq.
Immediate Past President, Criminal Courts Bar Association 11'-12'
Hession Bekoff & Lo Piccolo
1103 Stewart Ave, Suite 200
Garden City, NY 11530
516-408-3666 (o) / 516-408-3833 (f)
I am a criminal defense attorney practicing in Nassau, Suffolk and New York City. The above information is not a substitution for a meeting whereas all potential legal issues can be discussed.
Your lawyer ethically prohibited from assisting you in perjury. He or she could be disbarred and also criminally prosecuted.
Tell the lawyer both.
I am a former federal and State prosecutor and now handle criminal defense and personal injury/civil rights cases. Feel free to check out my web site and contact me at (212) 577-9797 or via email at Eric@RothsteinLawNY.com. I was named to the Super Lawyers list as one of the top attorneys in New York for 2012. No more than 5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by Super Lawyers. The above answer is for informational purposes only and not meant as legal advice.
I would have to support the above answers. Truth is the best way to go. It is extremely important that your Attorney know both the good and bad aspects of your case, so that he/she can properly defend you. Moreover, your attorney is a direct representation of you. If he goes to the DA with untruths, that will only come back to hurt you.
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