Massachusettes, MA asked in Criminal Law for Massachusetts

Q: In what states are polygraph tests held up?

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Patrick J. Murphy, Esq.
Patrick J. Murphy, Esq.
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Boston, MA
  • Licensed in Massachusetts

A: Mostly none. There are two categories. There are some states that allow the use of the test only by stipulation or agreement between the parties otherwise it's not admissible. Then there are the rest that completely forbid its use. In Massachusetts, the test is not admissible in evidence but can be used in probable cause determinations when police are seeking a warrant.

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