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My brother in law is going for a polygraph test soon as a part

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My brother in law is going for a polygraph test soon as a part of his probation as a sex offender, and would like to know what types of questions to expect, how long the test should take, what will or could happen to him if his answers come up to be inconclusive or wrong. He has completed his counseling, and is living in the state of New Hampshire at the moment.
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Criminal Law
Expert:  wallstreetesq replied 7 years ago.
a polygraph test is not admissable in court as evidence, usually these are pyschological exams, where the examiner will try to ask any questions that will make him relaxed, and when relaxed they try to get very personal and explicit questions answered. Their are no set of questions but the examiner will take 20-30 minutes to finish the test.

The examiner will downplay the seriousness of the behavior he will being asked about. He may even state that everyone has things in their past they are not proud of, and that no one is perfect.

Make sure he makes no damaging admissions to the examiner, and that he understands the mind games played by the examiner
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