Nashville, TN asked in Criminal Law for Tennessee

Q: Can I retain an attorney while I'm on the run from a charge? Or will they make me turn myself in.

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Lawrence James Arnkoff
Lawrence James Arnkoff
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Brentwood, TN
  • Licensed in Tennessee

A: Yes, you can retain an attorney even if you are a fugitive. Your attorney can then give you advice

on how to best resolve your situation. That most likely will include surrendering at some point.

However your attorney cannot compel you to do anything you don't wish to do nor can he or she actively

participate in any action that would encourage you to remain a fugitive. Hire an experienced criminal defense

attorney and he or she should have the knowledge and experience necessary to best counsel you

in this situation.

Anthony M. Avery and Tim Akpinar agree with this answer

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