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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44-Conflicts - Miscellaneous

48-Criminal Defense Lawyers

A lawyer may not represent a criminal defendant conditioned on the client's agreement not to plead guilty or offer testimony, but must instead advise the client of the advantages and disadvantages of any government offer.

Copyright 2000, Thomas E. Spahn