Day: January 25, 2018

Ethical Issues When Your Client Threatens to Harm Themselves

By Michael Crowley

Most criminal defense attorneys, along with attorneys in other areas of practice, have encountered the situation where a client says something to the effect of, “I would rather die” than face some other outcome. Such a statement may trigger certain obligations by counsel under California’s legal ethics rules, which vary from much of the rest of the country. Read More