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what happens when a prosecuter is so involved in his case that

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what happens when a prosecuter is so involved in his case that he totally ignores the lie detector test the defendant took 3 times and passed all 3. prosecutor was totally too involved in this case like family or good friends. certain judge was on this case and then time of trial was put on another. So convient. another judge was assigned and let the prosecuter rule her courtroom. the witnesses all were caught in a lie including the victim. why would the prosecutor press so hard for a maximum sentence, when she knew about the lie detector test?
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Criminal Law
Expert:  Marsha411JD replied 6 years ago.

Polygraphs, lie detector tests, are not accepted as proven science so they are only one of many pieces of information that a prosecutor uses and reaching their decision about whether or not to prosecute a case. The fact that lie detector tests aren't proven science is evidenced by the fact that courts will not allow them into evidence. People who lie do take these tests and pass them. So, although I can't say what motivated this particular prosecutor to go forward with her case, I can say that she wasn't bound by the results of the lie detector test.
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