N.Y. Criminal Procedure Law Section 160.45
Polygraph tests

  • prohibition against


No district attorney, police officer or employee of any law enforcement agency shall request or require any victim of a sexual assault crime to submit to any polygraph test or psychological stress evaluator examination.


As used in this section, “victim of a sexual assault crime” means any person alleged to have sustained an offense under article one hundred thirty or section 255.25, 255.26 or 255.27 of the penal law.

Source: Section 160.45 — Polygraph tests; prohibition against, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/CPL/160.­45 (updated Sep. 22, 2014; accessed Dec. 2, 2023).

Dec. 2, 2023

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Sep. 22, 2014

§ 160.45’s source at nysenate​.gov

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