A polygraph test is a condition of my probation, is this legal?
My probation officer is using a polygraph test as a condition of my probation. From what I understand, the judge never sees the results, but she will make a recommendation to the judge based on my passing or failing. Is this legal and can I refuse to take the test even though I signed my probation papers. Can I fight it if I have to take the test and I fail?
I wouldn't even think about challenging your probation officer without a lawyer's help. If the polygraph test is included in your probation papers, you probably aren't going anywhere with this, even with an attorney. And you should also be ready to go "under the microscope," because if you start this, your probation officer will probably look for any little other excuse she can find, to violate you.
The polygraph isn't admissible evidence. But law enforcement believes in it, and it is allowed to be used for things like security clearances.