“My probation officer told me I have to take a polygraph. If I fail it could it be used to violate me on probation?”


Polygraph tests are not a reliable way to establish the truth of a matter. If you failed the polygraph test, it would not be enough to violate you. That being said, the analysis may be completely different if there are additional facts present. Although polygraph results are probably not enough alone, it could be presented along with other evidence.

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Additionally, while a polygraph may not be enough to violate you, the results could be used by probation to amend your terms and conditions, or used as a basis to examine you more closely and perhaps even spark an investigation.

Therefore, while failing a polygraph is not enough to trigger a violation, it is enough to create additional requirements in relation to your probation.

For more questions, contact a Criminal Lawyer in Buffalo NY today.

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