Sometimes, it’s really helpful for the attorney to know all about your personal circumstances, whether good or bad, because they can sometimes provide opportunities to resolve a case more favorably. For example, some clients do a lot of work with their church or are involved in the community, while others may be the primary caretaker to sick parents or relatives. Other times, there may be a good explanation as to how they got involved in the situation that got them in trouble.
The more you talk to your attorney, the more they know about you, and often, they learn things that may be useful in defending the case or making a deal to reduce consequences. In short, the more we know about the client, the better we can handle their case.