Being assured of the truth will increase a legal representative’s confidence in handling the case. They may also be used to refute the claims of the opposition. Therefore, lie detector tests are a valuable tool for solicitors to have at their disposal.
Polygraph tests may be necessary for the following situations:
- Family Contact Orders – establish historical drug or alcohol abuse claims. Or to validate claims of neglect or abuse.
- Divorce – validate claims of infidelity or improper conduct within a marriage
- Pre-Nuptial Agreements – get assurances about partner’s past conduct and financial history
- Accident Claims – verify client’s statement when they had no part in an incident
- Insurance Claims – establish the truth in damage and injury claims
- Bankruptcy Claims – validate the client’s financial situation
Although lie detector tests aren’t admissible in court, they are often used to prevent cases going to trial. During the negotiation stage of an investigation, solicitors will use polygraphs to determine if their clients are victims of false accusation or to bring the witness accounts into question.
Confidentiality and Discretion
In dealing with these cases, our examiners are well aware of the need for confidentiality. We train all of our examiners to keep the results of tests only known to themselves and the client. No copies of reports are kept other than the one handed to the client. Discretion is one of our core values.