I have been accused of something I did not do, should I take a polygraph test?

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I have been accused of something I did not do, should I take a polygraph test?

There is no evidence, but a detective asked me to take a polygraph test. Which is worse, taking the test, or refusing it?

Asked on July 13, 2014 under Criminal Law, Michigan

Answers:

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

Answered 7 years ago | Contributor

You need to contact a criminal defense lawyer ASAP. Until you do, do not speak with the police, even if they come to your home. The fact is that you are under no legal obligation to do so. If you let them question you, you may say something that could potentially be construed as incriminating. The fact is, that it is never in a person's best interests to speak with the police without legal counsel.


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