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If an attorney has evidence of a crime ....

If an attorney has evidence of a crime (lets say that it is a disc that contains visual evidence of a crime) but the attorney has not watched/seen what is on the disc, is he/she obligated to turn the evidence over to the police even if it isn't their client implicated in the evidence?

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 3:50 AM on Feb. 19, 2011 in Relationships

Answers (6)
  • I don't believe so. I have worked for an attorney before and we've had personally held on to evidence directly related to cases. You can't be a good defense attorney and then have to tell the police everything you know lol, despite the fact that your client IS really guilty.

    This can easily vary per situation and per state.
    Razelda

    Answer by Razelda at 4:07 AM on Feb. 19, 2011

  • What they are suppose to do. And do is two different things.
    louise2

    Answer by louise2 at 5:54 AM on Feb. 19, 2011

  • If the atty has not seen it then how is he/she to know it actually shows evidence of a crime? Without viewing it he/she protects him/herself from the accusation of withholding evidence.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:15 AM on Feb. 19, 2011

  • Ask the attorney
    SweetLuci

    Answer by SweetLuci at 8:21 AM on Feb. 19, 2011

  • no, dont turn it in
    Liz4Life

    Answer by Liz4Life at 4:16 AM on Feb. 20, 2011

  • no
    jazmya_mom

    Answer by jazmya_mom at 4:39 AM on Feb. 20, 2011

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