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Criminal Defense and the Use of Experts

By Robert G. Stahl Esq., NJ & NY Criminal Defense Lawyer posted in Criminal Defense Process, Attorney-Client Privilege on Tuesday, February 19, 2019


In many cases, defense attorneys utilize various experts to assist in their defense of a client. Those experts may include private investigators, forensic accountants, psychologists, DNA analysts, accident reconstruction analysis and economists. While experts can provide invaluable assistance in understanding the prosecution’s theory of the case and in analyzing and attacking the government’s evidence, special care must be taken to protect and preserve the attorney-client and work-product privileges.

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Attorney-Client Privilege is Alive and Well – Despite Trump’s Tweets

By Robert G. Stahl Esq., NJ & NY Criminal Defense Lawyer posted in Attorney, Fifth Amendment, Attorney-Client Privilege on Tuesday, April 17, 2018

In recent days we have witnessed the President and various pundits scream (or tweet) that the attorney-client privilege is dead or under serious attack. What they are referring to, of course, is the judicially authorized search of Michael Cohen’s home, office and hotel room by the FBI. Cohen is said to be one of the President’s long-time attorneys.

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