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Criminal Case


If you have a pending criminal case, and you wish to submit to a polygraph examination by a highly experienced accredited examiner whose polygraph examinations have been recognized by law enforcement agencies, District Attorney's Office, and many leading criminal defense attorneys, please contact me. I will work with your attorney to help in your individual situation, or you can have their office contact me to set up the polygraph examination. If the person taking the examination is incarcerated, their attorney will need to obtain permission for me to enter the correctional facility and performed the polygraph test.

Remember every examination done by John Ross– NY Polygraph are always 100% confidential attorney-client privilege.


Business Polygraph Examination



All employers are required by law to give a written 48-hour notice to any employee you are requesting to take a polygraph examination, along with the reason for the test. (The Federal Employee Polygraph Protection Act of 1988) For rules and laws on giving a polygraph examination in the workplace, please contact your attorney or State Department of Labor.


No more than five examinations can be done in one day due to the time, it takes to perform each test. Anyone taking the exam is required to have proper identification and also signed a Consent and Release form in front of me that I will provide at the time of the examination. It is your responsibility to find out if the person(s) taking the polygraph exam has any known medical problems such as asthma (using an inhaler) or any related heart condition and what if any medications they are taking from their doctor, they must also be informed not to smoke any cigarettes, consume any coffee, red bull, tea or soda approximately 2 to 3 hours prior to the examination and no alcohol for 24 hours before the test.


If the Individual is pregnant and under five months I would need a doctor's note on their letterhead that it's okay to take the examination, but after five months I will not be able to test. You cannot terminate someone based solely on not taking the polygraph examination.


Click on the blue link above to download and print out the 48-hour Employee Consent Notice that each employee taking the examination needs to date & sign.


(* Use of marijuana and 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 drug use three days prior to the exam).



Private Polygraph Examination



It is your responsibility to find out if the person (s) taking the polygraph examination has any known medical problems such as asthma (using an inhaler) or any related heart condition and if any medications they are taking from their doctor. They must also be informed not to smoke any cigarettes, consume any coffee, tea or soda approximately 2 to 3 hours before the test. If the individual is pregnant and under five months I would need a doctor's note on their letterhead that it's okay to take the examination, but after five months I will not test.

(* Use of marijuana and 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 drug use three days before the exam.

The best practice as to when to perform a polygraph examination is in the day never at night when the person is tired. Remember 99% of all private testing are done in the person home or office to ensure confidentiality. The examination can take a few hours to do depending on what we need to go over, but it's not a five-minute process, and after the test is concluded I need to return to my office to analyze the data and generate a complete report generally within 24 hours. The examination is considered completed even if the results show to be inconclusive due to drugs, alcohol, unknown medical problem or does not cooperate with the examiner intentionally or otherwise.


Unlike others, John Ross does not have any advertising on his vehicle to alert your neighbors of what is going on. The individual taking the examination needs to be of legal age in the state I am testing in. There are many reasons why, but I do not test children for any reason.


John Ross only performs polygraph examinations with the highest standards of the American Polygraph Association. Please don't ask me to take shortcuts and to hurry because the process takes time. There is also no tricks or surprises in polygraph testing. The person taking the examination will know all questions before we do anything. A real polygraph examination is in a precise format you just can't keep adding questions on. I have been interviewing people for many decades, so please let me formulate the proper questions to help resolve your situation.


No coffee tables, end tables, computer stands, lawn furniture or snack trays or couches. You need a standard size table (4x4 min) with two chairs, one without padding. Polygraph cannot be done in the open with people walking about or with loud noises in the room. If you have any animals they need to be outside the area I am testing and if you have a dog where it cannot be heard barking. A conference room/meeting room can be setup for you Monday to Friday 9:30 to 4pm in Montgomery NY 12549 or at times a location near you. All private examinations need to be prepaid to secure the date & time of the examination and is not refundable for any reason once the payment is made, even if the person cannot or will not take the examination.  Please call me if you are unsure.

(* Use of marijuana and 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 drug use three days prior to the examination,