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Can they still charge me if I pass a lie detector test?

Someone stole money from my work and they think I did it because I had asked my boss for a pay advance and told him I needed help making my rent this month. I didn't steal it though, and I took a lie detector test at the police station and felt good about it afterword, but they are still threatening to press charges against me unless I confess and return the money. I didn't take it and I don't have any money to give them but I don' want to go to jail either.

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    Francis John Cowhig | Universal Law Group, Inc.
    430 S. Garfield Avenue
    Alhambra, CA 91801
    (626) 308-9936
    Your question requires an attorney consultation. It is not a simple question that can be answered on this type of forum. There are many factors that would need to be considered and evaluated. I strongly suggest that you contact an experienced criminal defense attorney for a face-to-face consultation and give him/her all of the facts surrounding your situation. He/she would then be in a better position to analyze your case and advise you of your options.
    Answer Applies to: California - Replied: 1/13/2013
    Robert J. Shane | Shane Law Office
    900 IDS Center, 80 South 8th Street
    Minneapolis, MN 55402
    (612) 339-1024
    The lie detector test result can not be used against you at trial. You should retain an attorney to defend the case.
    Answer Applies to: Minnesota - Replied: 1/10/2013
    Harry E. Hudson, Jr. | The Law Office of Harry E. Hudson, Jr.
    343 East Main Street, Suite 314
    Stockton, CA 95202
    (209) 463-9715
    Lie detectors are not reliable.
    Answer Applies to: California - Replied: 1/10/2013
    Nathaniel Shafer | Natty Shafer Law
    717 South 300 West, Suite B
    Salt Lake City, UT 84101
    (801) 450-2584
    No, a lie detector test does not usually affect their ability to press charges. Keep in mind, that in order to send you to jail, a prosecutor needs to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that you stole the money. If they only have suspicions because you needed money at some point, that is not going to be enough.
    Answer Applies to: Utah - Replied: 1/10/2013
    Thomas E. Gates | Gates' Law, PLLC
    651 Strander Blvd., Suite 209
    Tukwila, WA 98188-2953
    (253) 332-7899
    Lie detector tests are not reliable, hence, are not admissible in court. Hence, you could still be charged.
    Answer Applies to: Washington - Replied: 1/10/2013
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