Polygraph Clears Defendant of Two Death by Auto Charges By Jerry A. Lewis New Jersey State Police (retired)
On October 30, 2010 four teens left a party in a car driven by 17 year old (TM). That vehicle, a Chevrolet Cavalier, owned by TM’s mother, was later involved in a one car accident. The black box revealed that it was travelling over 90 MPH when it left the roadway and struck a tree. Two of the vehicle’s occupants were killed. TM and the other survivor, (GB), fled the scene and were not located until the next morning. Immediately upon being found by police, TM admitted that he was driving the vehicle at the time of the accident. He later gave two additional statements (to an ambulance paramedic and subsequently to a medi-vac flight medic) admitting to being the driver of the vehicle at the time of the accident. Further, he was positively identified by an eye witness as operating the motor vehicle when the four teens left the party. He was charged with two counts of Death by Auto and two counts of Leaving the Scene of an accident involving death. Each charge carried a five to ten year state prison sentence for an adult.
Upon further deliberation and now with the benefit of the presence of his parents, TM attempted to recant his previous confessions when later interviewed by the police at the hospital. The defendant stated that he was in fact not driving the vehicle at the time of the accident. He stated that the surviving passenger GB intimidated him into letting him drive his mother’s car after they left the party. TM claimed that the four teens actually made a stop after leaving the party, at which time GB began operating the motor vehicle. He added that after the accident, while they were eluding capture, GB kept telling him (TM) to say that he was driving. He agreed to say that he was driving due to intimidation and because GB would loan him his jacket to wear as he was extremely cold. GB emphatically denied operating the motor vehicle at any time and none of the evidence supported TM’s claims.
Despite the overwhelming evidence against his client, TM’s defence counsel requested a polygraph examination of his client to add credibility to his claims. The prosecution had a virtually air tight case against TM. It was TM’s car, he was seen driving it leaving the party and he gave three confessions admitting that he was driving at the time of the accident. On June 15, 2011, I tested the client using an event-specific, single-issue polygraph examination at Mr. Russo’s office. I used a three relevant question Utah Comparison Question test format and a Stoelting Computerised Polygraph System.
The charts were rough. TM was shrugging his shoulders and was emotional as he answered the test questions. In an attempt to alleviate these issues, I conducted Silent Answer Tests. After three charts I had an Inconclusive result. As recommended in the Utah format to resolve Inconclusive results, I conducted two additional tests with the same questions. I evaluated the polygraph test data with the Empirical Scoring System utilising the Kircher features. My score for the five charts was +5. This is statistically significant for a Truthful conclusion when the client (TM) answered the relevant questions, Polygraph Clears Defendant.
After receiving my report, the Prosecutor’s Office sent previously untested blood evidence from the steering wheel of the vehicle to the lab for DNA analysis. The test results revealed that the blood on the steering wheel did not belong to the defendant but rather was a direct match for GB. The Prosecutor’s Office subsequently re interviewed GB and he admitted that he was in fact driving the car at the time of the accident. He was arrested and later agreed to a plea deal to serve four years in New Jersey State Prison.
Credit for the successful resolution of this case goes to the defence counsel who believed in his client and utilised the polygraph to assist in his defence, Polygraph Clears Defendant. In addition, the Prosecutor’s Office, even though it had a solid case, made decisions to ensure that they were prosecuting the person responsible. This was a tragic accident that cost two young people their lives but the polygraph was essential in clearing an innocent defendant from almost certain jail time and seeing that justice was done.
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We have recently been contacted to provide a Polygraph Test for Paul Mosley, a convicted killer who is currently serving time behind bars.
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Finally a step in the right direction, its been debated in UK Government circles for the last few years to increase the use of the Lie Detector Program following the very successful Sex Offender management Lie Detector Tests. Recently its been noted that over ten UK Government staff have been trained and subsequently applied for membership of the American Polygraph Association (APA). All Examiners working for Lie Detectors UK are APA members and have many years of experience already in the industry.
High-risk domestic abusers could face mandatory lie detector tests when released from prison under legislation to be introduced in parliament today to overhaul how the crime is tackled. Im sure the public will be pleased to see the term ‘mandatory’. This will help to protect vulnerable people in our society today.
Abusers may have to agree to regular polygraph testing as one of the conditions put in their release licence from jail. The measure is part of a bill that for the first time defines domestic abuse and makes clear that it includes economic abuse, such as depriving a person of food or forcing them into debt.
A new civil order will allow courts to impose a range of restrictions, including banning individuals from contacting victims while the police investigate.
The domestic abuse bill includes the power to make perpetrators given domestic abuse protection orders attend rehabilitation programmes…
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Cambridge Lie Detector Test
I do love Cambridge and the surrounding areas, this week I had an interesting case for a client in Cambridge. The client had hosted a party at their house and during the party one of the guests had stolen an expensive watch. For theft we always recommending talking first to the suspects and giving them chance to return the goods anonymously, often when a lie detector test is discussed all will be up to take a test, however I would estimate over twenty five percent of the theft cases we run we get a no show, I have heard many excuses.
This week one of the people we were due to test had a relative in hospital and needed to be with them, they have yet to give a time to be tested and we are flexible, evenings and weekends can be chosen. Also the venue can be chosen by the client, whilst we have our own offices in Kent we are also able to hire offices in all major cities in the UK and come to a home address as well providing its a distraction free environment. My client now has his suspect and we are hoping the right thing is done and the watch is returned to its rightful owner, its worthless as stolen watches have serial numbers and without the box and paperwork cant be sold on.
If you are now searching to book a lie detector test please ensure you know the name of the examiner and that you have made sure they are qualified, you can do this by checking tht they are a member of the American Polygraph Association here
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This week we have been consulting with the amazing James Freedman, whilst he prepares for his show at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival using a polygraph. We wish James a successful run and recommend anyone to go and see this superb performer. He was a total pleasure to work with and I look forward to seeing his show.
Lie Detectors UK, always happy to help and advise in any way with a production.
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The UK Polygraph Association (UKPA) is the UKs original professional organisation formed to promote polygraph in the UK and the rest of the world. They encourage qualified polygraph examiners to join and be involved in a proactive organisation that not only shows prospective clients that the examiner is trained and qualified to a high level but also works to promote the sharing of knowledge and information amongst its members.
UKPA examiners are highly skilled and qualified experts who assist clients who employ our services by verifying the truth, they follow very high standards of moral, ethical, and professional conduct. UKPA requires its members to adhere to the American Polygraph Associations Principles of Practice and Code of Ethics.
To become a UKPA member, qualified examiners must adhere to strict guidelines and educational requirements that include hundreds of hours of coursework at an accredited APA school. All members must ensure they adhere to the APA continuing education and training rule to maintain membership.
This ensures when you engage a UKPA Professional you are then assured the examiner has been trained at a certified School and that they are not only qualified but experienced at their trade. They will also use accurate techniques and use the latest equipment available today to ensure the greatest accuracy. This will ensure you have hired the best available in the field of polygraph.
A UKPA member will have been trained and graduated from an approved American Polygraph Association School.
A UKPA member will respect the rights and dignity of all examinees whom they administer polygraph exams to.
A UKPA member will not render a result when the physiological readings lack sufficient clarity and or quality.
A UKPA member will allow an examinee post-test a reasonable opportunity to offer an explanation to physiological reactions to relevant questions in the charts.
A UKPA member will not provide an opinion on the medical condition of the examinee for which the member is not qualified professionally to give. This does not preclude the BPA member from noting the behaviour or appearance of the examinee.
A UKPA member should not conduct a polygraph examination when they believe the examination is intended to defy or circumvent the law. If they believe this is the case post-test then the relevant authorities should be informed.
A UKPA member will never accept or solicit fees or gifts of any type that are intended to influence the result of any examination.
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So I hear on the grapevine that the producers of Love Island have decided to use the ‘Lie Detector’ again this year saying its an integral part of the show. Will they completely fake it like previous years and make the results up or will they be using the services of a qualified APA professional and using a format and question construction that actually gives some accuracy? Last year in 2018 the Love Island producers made the bold claim that the ‘Lie Detector Test’ that was run on the show was actually real when in fact it was a £99 device bought from Amazon designed for parties and has absolutely no accuracy whatsoever. The results would have been fabricated for television, made up by the producers of the show. I can assure you that no real Lie Detector Test is ever run the same way that was portrayed in the show, our tests last around two hours and comprise of three relevant questions on one issue asked over multiple charts with control questions allowing a qualified examiner to achieve accuracy of 95%, with many scientific studies and research to back this up.
Even former Islanders have questioned results; last year, former 2016 contestant Kady McDermott took to Twitter to respond to fans. After 2018’s Love Island power couple Dani Dyer and Jack Fincham’s future was left hanging in the balance from the lie detector episode, Kady wrote: “Oh you guys actually think it’s a legit lie detector? Lol.” Nathan Massey, winner of the 2016 series, tweeted: “PLEASE Ex-Love Islanders how accurate is the lie-detector test for the sake of my own sanity, I’m losing my mind #loveisland,” to which his LI partner Cara De La Hoyde replied: “It’s not real but they convince you it is major head f**k.”
In 2018 an ITV spokesperson insisted that “the results of the tests are genuine”.
Lie Detectors UK hope that if the Love Island Lie Detector is used again that the producers of the show find their moral compass and inform viewers of the accuracy level which is zero and let fans know this is just for fun, or contact Lie Detectors UKs who have recently been awarded the ‘UKs Best Polygraph Testing Company’ and we can look at doing this segment of the show accurately.Read More
Jason Hubble Britain’s top polygrapher our chief examiner is in the papers again, this time The Sun has called him “Britain’s top polygrapher”.
Jason polygraphed THE Sun on Sunday’s Clemmie Moodie and explained how everything worked in the wake of Love Island loosing the fake polygraph tests they have run every year..