Question: Should I Agree to Take a Polygraph or Lie Detector Test?

PolygraphIf you are a suspect in a sexual assault investigation, you may be asked if you will agree to take a polygraph or lie detector test. Should you agree?

The short answer is No.

There is a reason why the results of polygraph examination are not admissible in court. That is because they are not considered sufficiently reliable and are seen by many to be junk or pseudoscience. The police, however, like them. But not necessarily for the reason you might think.

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Question: Why Should I Exercise My Right to Remain Silent When Being Interviewed by the Police?

Police officersBased on my almost three decades of experience as a Vancouver Criminal Lawyer and a Sexual Assault Lawyer in Western Canada, there are two principal reasons why you should exercise your right to remain silent when you are being investigated for an allegation of sexual assault, sexual interference, sexual exploitation, invitation to sexual touching, child luring, or possession of child pornography.

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