Private Polygraph Tests
Because Law Enforcement Polygraph Tests are a One-Way Ticket to Prison
Bilecki & Tipon LLLC
highly recommends that all service members being
accused of a crime refuse to take
or request a law enforcement polygraph test.
The reasoning behind this is simple. If an accused service member passes
a polygraph test, the command will often
still prefer charges against you. If the service member fails his polygraph,
law enforcement will put him or her through the ringer in an attempt to
garner a confession. To make matters worse, after undergoing a polygraph
test, the service member will likely have to undergo a post-polygraph
interrogation. This interrogation is nothing more than a tactic used to
squeeze the accused into making an admission or a confession.
Even If You Pass Your Test, You Lose
Don’t think that passing a polygraph will get you off the hook. Law
enforcement agents conducting the polygraph test are allowed to lie to
you and tell you that the poly indicates deception—even if it did
not—and then use that as a tool to interrogate you and get you to
make an admission or confession.
It’s for this reason that Bilecki & Tipon recommends three basic
rules when it comes to law enforcement polygraph examinations:
- A suspect shouldn't be talking to law enforcement in the first place.
Law enforcement is not on your side, they’re not there to help you
out, and they want you to confess so that they can close out their case.
- Never take a polygraph offered by a law enforcement agency.
- Never ask law enforcement to take a polygraph. If you’ve already
talked to law enforcement and they want you to take a poly, they don't
believe your story and a polygraph isn't going to help.
Law Enforcement Polygraph Tests Will
NOT Prove Your Innocence
The bottom line here is that a polygraph test is simply a tool to get a
suspect to confess. Interrogators know this. They know the test results
don’t matter and their only goal is a quick confession and an easy
victory in court.
Do not play law enforcement’s game. If you’re serious about
proving your innocence and are hell-bent on taking a polygraph, be smart
about it and set it up with a third party.
Bilecki & Tipon can set up an in-house polygraph or voice stress analysis test, and if
you pass the test, we can consider using it to try to keep you from getting charged.
We accept calls from around the world, 24 hours a day.
Call our Hawaii offices TODAY at (808) 996-9747 and let us schedule a third-party polygraph test for you.