Should I take a polygraph test?

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Should I take a polygraph test?

Someone has been stealing money from my place of employment and the owner went to the police. They’ve reviewed cameras and are doing a hand writing analysis to see who has been changing the deposit slips. I’m being blamed by my co-workers and I guess we all have to go to the police station to be questioned and they are going to use a lie detector test. I’m worried they are going to ask me questions that are non-work related and that I could incriminate myself. I am not the one stealing the money and don’t have a clue who is.

Asked on February 20, 2018 under Criminal Law, Alaska

Answers:

M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

Under no circumstances should you go into the police station for questioning, let alone submit to a lie detector test, without first consulting with a criminal law attorney. The fact is that you are under no obligation to speak with them, even of the come to your home. 


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