Legal Question in Criminal Law in Alabama

poly graph test

can a person be ordered to a polygraph test

Asked on 4/17/08, 1:14 pm

1 Answer from Attorneys

Dennis Harmon Dennis Harmon

Re: poly graph test

In a criminal investigation, no. However, they are sometimes useful to convince the investigator of innocence. If taken, it still cannot be used as evidence in court.

Bear in mind, police generally use these as a way to get confessions or damaging information....not to decide if someone is telling the truth. People tend to babble when hooked up to the machine.

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Answered on 4/17/08, 2:09 pm

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