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Settlement Privilege

When a court action is under way, or anticipated, you will likely try to settle the case with the opposing party. But how to do that without potentially hurting your case if negotiations fail? By relying on 'settlement privilege'. Some communications made during settlement negotiations may not be used in the trial that will follow if the settlement efforts fail. The idea is to encourage your likelihood of settling the case.
 
There are several other legal privileges that exist to protect your position in a case. However, you could unwittingly waive a legal privilege or protection of some kind, thereby damaging your own case. In a criminal law context, this happens most often when the accused person is unaware that they are even covered by the protection. Or, they misunderstand how it works.
 

Consider seeing me for an assessment before you speak to, or hand over information to, the prosecutor or to another opposing party. I can help you to do it in a way that will preserve your rights. It can make the difference between winning or losing your case. How dreadful to lose your case by your own hand.