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John Ross only performs polygraph examinations to the highest standards of the American Polygraph Association. Please don't ask me to take shortcuts and hurry because the process takes time. There are no tricks or surprises in polygraph testing. This is not a TV show.
Appointments for a polygraph examination at your home (private homes only as I no longer do examinations in apartments),
your attorney's office, company, or at a private conference room which can set up in Middletown, NY 10940, or Goshen, NY. The best practice for performing a polygraph examination is in the day, never at night when the person may be tired. Weekends aparepointments fine at no addition charge. Depending on what we need to go over, the test can take a few hours, but it's never a five-minute process or a one-question examination. Once the examination has concluded, I need to analyze the data and generate a full written report emailed within 24 hours.
Before an examination can be set up, I need to know if the person (s) taking the exam takes medications from a doctor, is asthmatic, has a heart condition, or is currently pregnant. A doctor's note on their letterhead is needed stating it's ok for her to take a lie detector/polygraph if pregnant. I will not give the exam if more than six months pregnant.
It is essential that the person taking the exam can't have any soda, tea, coffee, energy drinks, cigarettes/vaping two hours before the examination, no alcohol for 24 hours, Although cannabis (marijuana) is now legal for anyone over 21 years old in New Your State and some surrounding states, you still need to refrain from using all forms three days before taking a polygraph examination. This will help minimize its effect, which may occur while taking the examination. This also includes all other street drugs as well. If you are under the influance of any drug including cannabis, it can render the results inconclusive.
** Use of marijuana or any other street drugs within a few days of the examination can affect the results, making them inconclusive; therefore, the person taking the exam needs to stop all illegal drugs three days before the exam.
If this is for a Criminal case, and your attorney is requesting you to submit to a polygraph examination by a highly experienced accredited examiner whose polygraph examinations have been recognized by law enforcement agencies, you came to the right place. If the person taking the test is incarcerated, their attorney will need to obtain permission for me to enter the facility and perform the polygraph examination.
If this is for a Business, employers are required by law to give 48 hours written notice to any employee they are requesting to take a polygraph examination and the reason for the exam—Federal Employee Polygraph Protection Act of 1988. Please contact your attorney or State Department of Labor. No more than five tests can be done in one day due to length of time to perform each exam. Anyone taking the exam must have proper identification and sign a consent & release form in front of me that I will provide at the examination time.
If this is a Private exam, and the examination is being conducted at your home, you will need a standard size table 4 x 4 minimum, two chairs, one chair being without wheels or padding a folding chair works best, no coffee tables, end tables, computer stands, lawn furniture, snack trays, or couches.
The polygraph cannot be done in an open area with people walking about or loud noises in the room. If you do not have the proper environment for me to perform the exam, no exam will be done, and you will have to re-do the whole appointment and payment.
No animals can be in the area I am testing in. All examinations need to have a deposit to secure the date and time of examination and are not refunded once the payment is made. Depending on many factors, there are times when the results can be inconclusive. Still, the exam is considered complete if, due to drugs or alcohol use or unknown medical problems, the person does not cooperate intentionally or otherwise or refuses to take the exam.
Any papers, notes, charts used or collected are the sole property of NY POLYGRAPH and are not released for any reason. A complete report consists of all relevant questions, subjects' answers, and the analyzed data results.