I want to prove I’m innocent in an appeal with CPS, I offered to take a polygraph and they said it was not needed. I opted to do one on my own and passed because I was truthful. Does anyone know if they will except the report of the polygraph through the appeals?
Is your case through the administrative appeal process because you work in childcare, etc., or is this some type of appeal you are filing as a parent/guardian whom has had a substantiation of abuse? Either way, a polygraph cannot be admitted into evidence by our evidentiary rules in either our administration, civil or criminal courts. It can certainly be reviewed and used by CPS if they so choose. If they don't choose to review the results you can certainly continue your appeal and testify on your own behalf in front of whichever tribunal is making the ultimate decision. The fact finder in the tribunal, the Judge, by law, becomes the polygraph test so to speak meaning the finder of fact/truth. It is interesting that you found someone to do one as I have only actaully seen one before and that was done by the FBI if I recall. If you wish to continue your appeal you should certainly contact an attorney to assist you.
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