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No, if there is an attorney client relationship, the attorney cannot reveal confidential and privileged information unless it is something that places the client's or someone else's life in imminent danger (such as a client saying "I'm murdering person x tomorrow."
If it's just an illegal activity that the client admits, the attorney is prohibited from revealing that information except to protect someone from harm or death.
ok so what about on here if a question is asked and illegal activity is revealed will you be obligated to report it?
No, there is no obligation for anyone to report a crime but experts here could if they wanted because there is no attorney client relationship (and, therefore, no confidential or privileged information).
but things that are reported would most likely be something more on the lines of someone making a harmful threat or something?
Yes, something where a person's well being or life is endangered.
anything else like say someone had questions on texting with someone who is 17 will that get reported?
ok i guess i am just asking what are the possibility of someone reporting a question like that on JA
So your saying really unlikely?
sorry, yes not likely at all. I've never known something like that to occur.
ok thanks i will rate you thats all thanks again
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