LEO: Preservation of Confidences and  LE Op. 404


Preservation of Confidences and Secrets.


February 27, 1981


An attorney advised by his client during the course of the

attorney/client relationship that the client had secreted certain weapons

which were the object of a search warrant may not reveal his client's

actions to law enforcement officials. Such information is a confidence

protected by the attorney/client privilege. [See EC:4-1 and DR:4-101(B);

and DR:4-101(D) is not applicable.]


Committee Opinion February 27, 1981