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Lets say your a defense attorney Your client informs you that

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Lets say your a defense attorney: Your client informs you that she did in fact murder her mom. Should you inform the court of this information? Possessing such knowledge, should you allow your client to take the stand and deny her guilt?
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Criminal Law
Expert:  legaleagle replied 8 years ago.
No you should not inform the court because that is a breach of your professional responsiblity and you can be sued or even disbarred. You should not allow a client to take the stand and lie to the court because you have a professional responsiblity not to present false evidence to a tribunal.
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