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Ohio is one of the states that do allow the admission of polygraph tests to be used as evidence in court. Unfortunately this means that the results of your brothers polygraph test would be admissible to be entered as evidence and used against you, if you were to be charged.
Although the results of a polygraph test may be a bit difficult to overcome, you might still have other valid legal defenses. My best recommendation to you would be to hire a local defense attorney in your area, should your brother proceed with the polygraph test, so that they can take a look at all the facts of your case and get to work. Having a good attorney working on your behalf, even very early on to a preemptively work with the prosecutor and negotiate something on your behal can make a big difference in the outcome of your case.
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