Police Investigations and Polygraph Tests.
The inclination of a person falsely accused of this crime is to cooperate with the government and police. The impulse is to shout one’s innocence from the rooftops and rationalize with the investigating officials with the hope of stopping the insanity. Unfortunately, innocence alone will not stop this train.
Children tend to be believed when sexual accusations are made. Well meaning adults, especially those with care taking responsibilities, have an overriding interest in protecting the child at all costs. This bias drives the sex crime investigation and it will likely persist throughout, despite the many protestations of innocence from the accused.
The good news is, the madness can be stopped, and if you are reading this before you have been formally charged with a crime, you have a much better chance than most of avoiding prosecution. Information can be provided to the police that will enable them to close their investigation without recommending charges. Each case varies, but a Bryan/College Station sex crimes lawyer who has superior experience in handling these cases will know how to get this specific information to the officer in the right way.
Not all police officers are reasonable. However, our experience has been that most officers are willing to work with us when they understand we are not interested in impeding their investigation. In fact, we are trying to help them make the right charging decision. No officer is interested in being grilled on the stand for arresting an innocent man.
Finally, did the police suggest a polygraph test to prove your innocence? People facing serious criminal charges are often quick to take a lie detector test to “prove” their innocence. Unfortunately, polygraph tests are unreliable. Worse yet, a false positive on a lie detector can give the impression you are guilty. So before taking a test and cooperating with the police, or cooperating with Child Protective Services, talk with an experienced Bryan|College Station sex crimes defense lawyer.