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Admissibility of Exculpatory Attorney-Client Communications in Criminal Cases


Robert D. Bartels


Arizona State University (ASU) - Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law

1990

Arizona State Law Journal, Vol. 22, p. 895, 1990

Abstract:     
The attorney-client privilege is designed to protect the confidentiality of communications that clients make to their attorneys for the purpose of facilitating the rendition of professional legal services. In the litigation context, parties almost always assert the attorney-client privilege defensively to prevent an adversary from using against a client what the client has said in confidence to his or her lawyer. This article, however, will examine what might be viewed as an affirmative use of the privilege: the introduction into evidence by a defendant in a criminal case of exculpatory statements he has made in confidence to his attorney. (from introduction)

Number of Pages in PDF File: 22

Keywords: evidence, attorney-client privilege, criminal procedure

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Bartels, Robert D., Admissibility of Exculpatory Attorney-Client Communications in Criminal Cases (1990). Arizona State Law Journal, Vol. 22, p. 895, 1990. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1415849

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Robert D. Bartels (Contact Author)
Arizona State University (ASU) - Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law ( email )
Box 877906
Tempe, AZ 85287-7906
United States
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