Get the FAQ! Below are answers to many of the most common questions about our Maryland Polygraphs and EyeDetect Lie Detector Tests in Maryland.
Do Maryland Lie Detector tests really work?
Yes, Maryland lie dector tests do work. Polygraph's are so effective that the CIA, FBI, NSA, DIA, DHS, ICE, Military and Police all currently use polygraphs during the hiring/screening process as well as during investigations. According to the American Polygraph Association (APA) validated polygraph techniques test with an accuracy of 90% with some studies showing 93% - 95% accuracy on select exams. Validate, LLC only uses validated polygraph techniques to ensure the highest level of accuracy with all of our tests.
EyeDetect Lie Detector Tests offer a consistent 90% accuracy rate for single issue exams and 86% accuracy rate for applicant screening. When you use both the EyeDetect and Polygraph exams together as a successive hurdles testing process, the outcome confidence rate goes up to 96.6%.
How does a Maryland Lie Detector test help couples dealing with infidelity?
Polygraphs and EyeDetect can help in various ways. For couples dealing with infidelity, it can help aid in re-establishing trust after an indiscretion by showing the person remains faithful or it can solidify that trust has been repeatedly broken and is non-rebuildable. Maryland polygraphs and EyeDetect Lie Detector tests help wrongly-accused cheaters to clear their name and give a new foundation to build upon moving forward. When you use both the Polygraph and EyeDetect together, you gain the highest accuracy rate available eliminating any doubt about what the truth is moving forward.
How many questions can I ask?
EyeDetect - EyeDetect exams cover one major issue and ask 1, 2 or 3 relevant questions about that one major issue depending upon the test type. EyeDetect exams are not suitable for multi-issue tests.
Polygraph - Polygraph exams can be single issue or multi-issue exams. However, there is a significant drop in reliability of results with a multi-issue exam. Therefore, we only conduct single issue polygraph exams which cover one major issue and ask 2, 3 or 4 relevant questions that directly relate to that one issue.
EyeDetect & Polygraph Combination - When used together as a successive hurdles testing process, you will have 3 EyeDetect questions and up to 4 polygraph exam questions for a total of 7 relevant questions directly related to one issue.
What kind of experience, training and qualifications does the Maryland Polygraph Examiner have?
Investigator Nash is an experienced, professional and very well trained Maryland polygraph examiner, interviewer, interrogator and over-all deception detection specialists. Nash is a veteran of the U.S. Navy where she worked in military intelligence. She was a prior Special Investigator (contractor) for NBIB/OPM specializing in counterintelligence, insider threats and background investigations. Nash currently works full-time as a contractor for the DoD making her availability to the public very limited. Nash graduated from an American Polygraph Association (APA) approved polygraph school and continues her polygraph training every two years. In addition to her polygraph training, Nash undergoes advanced written analysis, verbal and non-verbal deception detection, interviewing, interrogations, elicitation and OSINT. Nash is currently the only private examiner in Maryland to offer EyeDetect. Due to the high quality of her exams and advanced capabilities, Nash is one of the top Maryland polygraph examiners of choice by several therapists, counselors and accountability recovery groups with clients traveling from VA, PA, DE, NJ and all over Maryland to test with her.
What type of exams do you specialize in?
Investigator Nash specializes in private, civil exams of a relationship or sexual nature to include:
- Infidelity / Cheating
- Marriage / Couple's Therapeutic Exams
- Virtual / Online / Cyber Sex & Relationships
- Sex Addiction including Acting Out, Porn & Fetish
- Full Disclosure Statement Validations
- CSAT / ASAT Recommended Exams
- Rape / Sexual Assault
- Molestation / Pedophilia
- Victim Testing
- Post-Conviction Sex Offender
- Illegal Sex Acts (Prostitution, Human Trafficking, etc..)
- Criminal Testing up to & including Murder
- Applicant Screening & Pre-Employment
Does being nervous affect a Maryland Polygraph or EyeDetect Lie Detector test?
No. Being nervous about taking Maryland Lie Detector tests is very normal. Thankfully, being nervous will not negatively impact your Maryland lie detector test results. Simply follow the instructions of your examiner and answer each question honestly and you'll do just fine.
Are polygraph tests admissible in court?
Sometimes. Polygraph tests are often admissible in civil courts, especially in divorce proceedings when proving adultery or abuse. Polygraph tests may be admissible in some criminal courts depending upon the state law but usually this requires both the defense and prosecution to agree to the admission of evidence which very rarely occurs. Polygraph test results sometimes play a vital role in immigration cases because in some cases it can be the only way a person can prove they were "waved-through" across the border by US authorities therefore, making their entry into the US legal. Each state has their own polygraph laws so be sure to check with your local laws to see if a polygraph will be admissible in court.
What happens if I fail?
When a person fails an exam they will be given the opportunity to explain why they think they failed which will be noted in their report for consideration.
Any Subject that fails any single exam that wishes to be retested will be required to take both a Polygraph exam and an EyeDetect exam for an additional fee. During the retest, the Subject must successfully pass both the Polygraph and EyeDetect exams before we will present a new finding of no deception indicated (NDI).
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