These summaries were prepared by McGuireWoods LLP lawyer Thomas E. Spahn. They are based on the letter opinions issued by the Virginia State Bar. Any editorial comments reflect Mr. Spahn's current personal views, and not the opinions of the Virginia State Bar, McGuireWoods or its clients. 
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26-Fruits and Instrumentalities of Crimes

48-Criminal Defense Lawyers

A lawyer representing alleged drug dealers discovers cash that the clients claim is unrelated to their criminal activity. If the lawyer is "convinced that this recently discovered money is not a fruit of a crime," the lawyer has no duty to reveal it.

Copyright 2000, Thomas E. Spahn