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My husband plead guilty to 1 count of felony assult and got

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My husband plead guilty to 1 count of felony assult and got to be put in a deffered program so it won't be on his record all's he has to do is take his 18mos of classes and they said that he has to take a lie detecor in a month to see if he has had contact with me the victim. Do they usually go through with the polygraph?
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Criminal Law
Expert:  Jack R. replied 7 years ago.

If it is a condition of his deferred adjudication they will go through with it.

 

 

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Customer: replied 7 years ago.
So is the the polygraph always right about lieing or telling the truth?
Expert:  Zoey_ JD replied 7 years ago.
Studies have shown that polygraph results are anywhere from 80% to 95% reliable. So it's pretty accurate, but it's not foolproof. As it's been explained to me, when clients of mine have been polygraphed, much can depend on the skill of the tester. They come at what they want to know from several different angles. It doesn't all come down to one yes or no question. And they can get a very good picture of whether a person is lying or telling the truth. But flawless? No.

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