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23 lawyers share stories of clients who left out crucial details that ultimately made them lose their cases.

23 lawyers share stories of clients who left out crucial details that ultimately made them lose their cases.

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In a court of law, defendants, plaintiffs and witnesses must swear on a Bible to tell "the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth," so help them God (why yes I have watched Law & Order). But, if you can believe it, a lot of people seem to have trouble keeping this oath. Especially the part about "the whole truth." Even lawyers don't always get the truth, or the whole truth, from their clients, which can make it really difficult—or impossible—for them to do their jobs.

Someone asked lawyers of Reddit: "what is a detail that your client failed to bring up to you that completely lost you the case?" These 23 stories show what happened to clients who lied or omitted the truth to their lawyers (spoiler: it did not go well).

1.) From scott1327:

Friend of mine is a defense attorney. He was representing a guy with a lengthy record for assault. Basically this guy took an A/C unit and threw it at his girlfriend. My buddy tells me he was able to get a plea deal for 1 year probation no jail time. The judge is all ready to accept the deal when he asks the defendant if he had anything he would like to say. The defendant responds,” yea I don’t know why they charging me with assault I never touched her. I just threw and A/C at her. This is bullshit.” Judge rescinded plea deal because of defendants attitude/lack of remorse, went to trial and got a year in jail.

Sources: Reddit
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