Should you take a polygraph?

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Should you take a polygraph? Partner Christy Jack discusses a few things to keep in mind before making that decision.

Any kind of investigative tool that we engage in as a defense attorney is protected by the attorney-client privilege. We would prefer and would advise that if an individual is interested in taking a polygraph that they do so through a polygrapher of our choosing. Should for whatever reason someone not pass a polygraph – sometimes someone’s nervous, and sometimes it’s simply an imprecise wording of a question that causes an individual to fail a polygraph. And if that polygraph or polygrapher is one of our choosing, that failed polygraph is a part of our work product and is not turned over to the police, and ultimately not revealed to the district attorney’s office.

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