You were eager to take a lie detector test after you were arrested. You were innocent, and a polygraph test could only benefit your case. While you’re waiting on the results, you’re wondering how much weight the polygraph evidence will be given in court. Can the technology be used to bolster your case?
There are many ways to use the results of a polygraph test in a criminal case, most of which depend on who is submitting to the examination. Many different people involved in a criminal case may be asked to submit to polygraph tests, including:
Defendants should be aware that the results of a police polygraph are considered admissible evidence. Any incriminating statements made during the examination are also admissible in court. If you willingly took a polygraph test after an arrest in South Dakota, contact Zimmer, Duncan and Cole, LLP today at 888-733-2992 and we will explain your legal options.