My question involves criminal law for the state of: Tennessee
We recently received disturbing news that my fiance's ex-wife has placed allegations of sexual misconduct with their now 8 yr old daughter. The alleged incident took place (from the words of the detective) 3 years ago -she would have been 5 yrs old. When first meeting with the detective handling the case (2 months ago), it was suggested that he take lie detector test to quickly put all of this behind him. He gladly agreed... A month later, in order to settle this once and for all, he took the lie detector test and……… “failed”. We are still not sure if there is any other “evidence” against him, only the claim of the person administering the lie detector, that he failed. When asked questions that would make any person sick to their stomach, how can you not trigger a response with a machine??? Today, he was finally contacted (a month after the lie detector test) by the investigator and DCS. The investigator wants to meet with him Friday "to get a statement" from him. DCS is having a restraining order put in place against him. Should we get an attorney? Should he meet with the detective again and give another statement? Does DCS filing a restraining order mean that charges are going to be filed? Any advice??? Thanks.