Updated: Nov 29, 2019
Polygraph can be used to assist any law firm with criminal or civil cases. Attorneys throughout the country have started using the polygraph examination to provide the best possible representation for their clients. Here are the top three ways attorneys are using the polygraph to enhance their practices.
The foremost way attorneys use the polygraph is through submitting their own clients to assist in preparing a defense. This may be done to ensure the client is providing all facts of the event, evidence, etc. The more an attorney learns about the actual facts of the case, the better chance they have to provide a suitable defense. Ultimately, the polygraph examination may allow an attorney to prepare a defense for their client they may not have otherwise had available.
An attorney may also use the results of a polygraph to persuade a district attorney’s office to dismiss charges altogether. Some district attorneys will stipulate to the outcome of the exam when they are comfortable with the specific examiner that is conducting the exam. It may be agreed that if the defendant passes the examination, the district attorney will dismiss the criminal charges. This agreement must be made prior to the scheduling of any examination.
Lastly, attorneys may utilize the polygraph to verify statements made by witnesses in criminal cases or parties to a litigation. Ensuring witnesses are providing the complete story may be crucial to how an attorney prepares and presents their case.
Through research and professional training, the polygraph has continued to gain credibility in the scientific and legal communities. A professional, trusted, and proven examiner can assist any law practice and provide additional facts or evidence in connection with any type of civil or criminal case.
Jason Holt is an Oklahoma licensed, insured, and professional polygraph examiner. He is a member of the American Polygraph Association (APA) and the American Association of Police Polygraphists (AAPP). Jason ensures he exceeds all continuing education requirements required by the state and the APA, including their post-conviction sex offender testing requirements. Jason adheres to very strict confidentiality and privacy standards. All information from an examination is kept strictly confidential and private. For more information and to determine if he can assist you, visit www.jasonholtllc.com or call Jason at (918) 869-1243.