Originally Posted by moonmaster3
Please ignore what MikeJeffJo said. Nothing he stated makes any sense. Why would you wait until a verdict to tell your lawyer the truth? In any case, the privilege works like this:
1) The privilege makes confidential anything you've done in the past. Meaning, if you tell your lawyer "yeah i killed the guy," the lawyer must keep that information confidential
2) It does not protect against future crimes. Meaning, if you tell your lawyer "i plan on killing somebody tomorrow," your lawyer is under a legal and ethical obligation to report that to law enforcement.
true but I think he asked what could a lawyer do if after the fact your found innocent you state that you did it. Not going to a lawyer and saying im planning on killing a person. A lot of these responses are based on an idealogy of we live in a world where the system follows the letter of the law, and there is no corruption, bias, favoritism, racism, or lack of moral/ethical integrity.
While some of you may say the things mikejeffjo is saying are foolish ignorant, it is equally foolish and ignorant to take the law at face value and believe they are upheld and practiced in the manner in which they are written and intended.
To be honest if anything his interpretation views are closer to real life, then this whimsical, fairy tale life of the system, laws, and hell society is playing fair and everything is on the up and up.