What to do if a detective says ithat f I don’t take a polygraph it will be considered a “quasi admission of guilt” and he’ll have to move forward down other avenues?

I’m being accused of stealing jewelry from a friend. I was questioned and let go. I told them i would be willing to take a polygraph but then decided not to based on research, legal advice and family concerns.

Asked on July 19, 2012 under Criminal Law, New York


Russ Pietryga / Pietryga Law Office

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

He is a liar!!! Who cares what he considers a "quasi admission of guilt".  I am sure that the attorney that you consulted told you not to speak to anybody about this.  And, if for some reason, you are arrested, you should invoke your right to an attorney. 

In short, you should not speak to anybody other than your attorney.

Hope this helps.

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