What should I do if I was asked by the state fire marshall to do a lie detector/stress test to rule me out for the theft and arson of my own vehicle?

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What should I do if I was asked by the state fire marshall to do a lie detector/stress test to rule me out for the theft and arson of my own vehicle?

Asked on October 20, 2014 under Criminal Law, Florida

Answers:

M.T.G., Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 6 years ago | Contributor

The admissibility of the results of a lie detector test has come under scrutiny and while is can be used as admissible evidence at a trial, the prosecutor and defense attorney must agree to that. Honestly, I would not agree to same at this point in time and consult with an attorney as soon as possible.  The request infers they believe you are a suspect and you need to know your rights sooner rather than later.


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