I was recently Incarcerated and while I was there I was forced, against my will, to take a lie detector test. Is this legal?

Asked over 1 year ago - Philadelphia, PA

I was threated with being held past my release date on a 30 days to 23 months sentence. Were my civil right violated?

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  1. Michael Lawrence Doyle

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    Answered . I agree with my colleagues. The results are not admissible. Whether you have a civil rights claim and whether you will recover anything is another issue. If you were held in prison longer as a result of this, you may have a good case. However, if this did not effect your case or your release date, then there may not be much if any recovery. Speak to a civil rights attorney for more details.

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  2. Stewart C Crawford Jr.

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    Answered . No it is not legal. You cannot be compelled to take a lie detector test nor are the results admissible in any Court proceeding

    Stew Crawford, Jr., Esq.

    Crawford Law Firm
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    E-Mail: civilrights@subrolaw.us

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  3. Robert C. Keller

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    Answered . This sounds disturbing. You should consult with a civil rights attorney to see if they are interesting in filing a Federal claim on your behalf.

  4. Adam D. Zucker

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    Answered . It really does not sound right at all as my colleagues have said you need to contact a civil rights attorney. By any chance were you incarcerated as a result of a probation violation for a sex crime or Megans law reporting crime?

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  5. William A. Jones Jr.

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    Answered . I agree completely with Attorney Crawford. You can not be compelled/coerced to submit to a polygraph examination and the results are not admissible. You should not talk with any law enforcement officers or agree to anything else requested of you by them. I would also suggest that you reach out to your attorney on this.

  6. Mark Copoulos

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    Answered . Schedule a free consultation with a civil rights attorney in the Philadelphia area. Good luck.

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