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As a Defendant in an assualt case I want to take a ...

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As a Defendant in an assualt case I want to take a voluntary polygraph exam to prove that i did not touch the victim is this evidence allowed in Maryland court?
Submitted: 9 years ago.
Category: Criminal Law
Expert:  Law Educator, Esq. replied 9 years ago.
Polygraph tests in Maryland are. inadmissible to prove the guilt or innocence. of an individual in a criminal case.Guesfeird v. State, 300 Md. 653, 658 (1984); Lusby v. State, 217 Md. 191, 194-95 (1958). Sorry, this will not be allowed.

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Customer: replied 9 years ago.
Other then the 911 tapes i have is there any other solid evidence i can use to prove innocence, the polygraph would not be allowed even if the judge agreed or would he not even give me the option?
Expert:  Law Educator, Esq. replied 9 years ago.
Unfortunately, there is usually not a lot of evidence that is available in these types of cases, it is usually one person's word against the other, absent any actual physical evidence. Again, polygraphs are not allowed in MD to prove guilt or innocence. Sorry.