are they accurate in court to prove it was an accident when your already nervous from the detectives and everybody saying you had something to do more than what you have said. can a lie detector test be wrong and falsly get charged with a crine you havent done
The science of polygraphy is tremendously complex. Even admissability in court is not so clear. You can talk to your attorney about obtaining a private polygraph. The results may guide your attorney in advising you as to taking a police poly - which is usually not advisable. Some argue that the polygraph is not very reliable. If so, why is it used by governmental agencies in national security. And, like anything, the operator's skill will vary. Your attorney is your first source of advice.
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See previous response. Lie detector tests are not reliable which is why the results are not admissible in court. They can result in false accusations.
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These tests are very unreliable, which is why they are barred from use in court in most jurisdictions. Consider the Michigan case of Leonard Tyburski [wife disappears; husband repeatedly passed polygraph test that the last he heard his wife ran off to Ohio with another man; after her body was found in a freezer in the basement, husband confessed to having killed her, and that killing was before he passed the polygraph tests]. Consider also the Michigan case of Michael Gayles [mentally disturbed Defendant confesses to raping and killing girl; polygraph test confirms he is being truthful; all charges dismissed when DNA shows someone else did crime]. Consider also the federal case of Aldrich Ames [CIA employee passes polygraph tests that he was not involved in spying; government proves he was spying; Ames pleads guilty to spying, admits he beat the polygraph].
Since the test is not admissible into evidence, it cannot directly cause a defendant to be charged, but it could influence the thinking of a prosecutor, thereby leading to a charge.
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