Any attorney is bound to follow his work ethics and needs to ensure proper communication with his clients at any mentioned time. There are rules that mention clearly that it is the duty of an attorney to keep the client in loop and keep him informed of all the decisions which requires his approval. It clearly indicates that the lawyer is to discuss in detail about the steps he would be taking to achieve the desired result. It also requires that the lawyer keep the client informed about the status of the case at every point. The lawyer also needs to answer any questions that the client may have with regards to the case and also explain everything clearly so as to enable the client think and make informed decisions.
In most cases when a criminal attorney is needed it means that the matter is serious and the client’s future may be at stake. The result of the crime may be incarceration, employment loss, loss of important privileges like the right to bear arms or right to vote and even sometimes stigmatization. The thought of the consequences may leave the client with a lot of stress. It is the job of the criminal lawyer to help relieve a bit of this stress by providing alternatives and making them confident.