The SOL on a $15 theft was over in NJ in 2009. Very few if any people think the polygraph is 100% accurate. Most think it has the accuracy of a palm reading. How to answer a question about theft is up to the person. I would think that just pondering the subject would lead to stressful indications on a such a machine.
Probably not, on the 6 year old theft; polygraph is suspect... refuse to take one as anything said could motivate the Prosecutor, but is not admissible in Court
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No, he would not be risking conviction from the 2008 incident. Further, he may not even be lying reagrding the incident. If they ask whether he was convicted of a crime, it is my understanding he has not. If they ask whether he was ever arrested for a crime, maybe he was and maybe he was not (I do not know the situation). I do not think they would ask if he ever stole anything, did anything illegal etc, because it is a very generic question.
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