TACDL
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Tennessee Bar Association
National College of DUI Defense
iapp
DUI Defense Lawyers Association

Consultations for Preliminary Investigations

If you find yourself in a compromising situation and you are unsure as to whether or not you will be charged with a crime, contact an attorney with Baker Associates. We can negotiate a limited contract for representation and conduct an investigation into the facts of your potential case. An attorney will be able to advise you on whether or not you should be worried about being arrested, in addition to whether you should speak with detectives or police regarding the events. Speaking with the police can be terrifying, especially in situations where you may be a suspect or tangentially involved in the crime. We may contact detectives on your behalf and will advise you on how to proceed in the criminal process. As former prosecutors, we understand how tricky the system can be, and we are happy to help you navigate this process.

In the best case scenario, we can ease your fears regarding potential charges because the person threatening to press charges may not have any grounds to do so. Alternatively, it may be beneficial to speak with police early to avoid becoming a suspect. Either way, you will know what you are facing and will be able to make an educated decision with the help of legal counsel on how to proceed.

Example Situations:

  • You are a witness to a crime and fear that you will be charged as well
  • Your employer is threatening to press charges
  • Your ex-girlfriend is threatening to press charges
  • You are not sure whether your actions constitute a crime