One of the hardest parts about being a criminal defense attorney is that you often need to have some tough conversation with your clients. Things are not always going to go according to plan, and the truth of the situation is that if your client is going to end up getting convicted then it is your responsibility to tell them that this is what is about to happen. You also need to be honest from the very start by telling them what their chances are of winning. This is because of the fact that if things don’t go the way they expected, they might just end up taking legal action against you which would obviously be quite a difficult situation for you to end up finding yourself in.
It can be easy to just lie to your client and tell them that everything is going to be fine. This would definitely make them a lot more willing to pay you what you need, but a lawyer that has something close to a Carlson, Meissner, Hart & Hayslett, P.A. LinkedIn Profile would never do anything like this since they would know it would be wrong and what’s more is that they would realize how much danger it would place their career in.
Jeopardizing your career simply because of the fact that you were not able to have a difficult conversation with your client would be extremely irresponsible. People are going to blame you for your lack of honesty, so to avoid such terrible situations you should just tell your client the truth just to be on the safe side of things even if it means they won’t hire you.