USE OF POLYGRAPH
It is a common misconception that the results of polygraph tests also referred to as Lie Detector test scan never be admitted as evidence in court. In fact, the Supreme Court has given every individual state the authority to determine whether polygraph results are admissible within their jurisdictions. Law enforcement officials, criminal prosecutors, and defense attorneys often employ the use of a polygraph test because they are believed to be useful, if not infallible.
If you are facing criminal charges, it is important to know that you should never submit to taking a polygraph test without first consulting a qualified defense attorney. Please contact us today for a FREE consultation with an experienced attorney at Imhoff & Associates who is well versed in the use of a polygraph in criminal prosecution and defense cases.
About the Polygraph
The polygraph is a machine that can sense and map an individuals breathing, pulse, perspiration, blood pressure, and galvanic skin response (the skins electrical conductivity) while they are being interrogated. These physiological responses are believed to express stress levels, thereby revealing the lies of the individual being questioned. While polygraph test results are admissible as evidence in many states, a person cannot be forced to take one.
The Use of a Polygraph in Criminal Defense
Polygraphs tests can be very beneficial in a criminal defense case. They can be used to:
- Diminish the credibility of the prosecutors witnesses
- Bolster the credibility of witnesses testifying in your favor
- Help prove the authenticity of your claims
- Raise doubts about the alleged victims truthfulness
The results of polygraph tests may also be used in pre-trial plea-bargaining, sentencing negotiations, sex offender rehabilitation programs, and probation arrangements.
The skilled and aggressive attorneys at Imhoff & Associates are prepared to employ a qualified polygraphist as well as other expert witnesses such as private eyes or ballistics experts to dismiss or reduce your charges.
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