Current through the 2021 Legislative Session
Section 637.4 - Submission to polygraph examination as prerequisite to filing accusatory pleading prohibited(a) No state or local governmental agency involved in the investigation or prosecution of crimes, or any employee thereof, shall require or request any complaining witness, in a case involving the use of force, violence, duress, menace, or threat of great bodily harm in the commission of any sex offense, to submit to a polygraph examination as a prerequisite to filing an accusatory pleading.(b) Any person who has been injured by a violator of this section may bring an action against the violator for his actual damages or one thousand dollars ($1,000), whichever is greater.Added by Stats. 1980, Ch. 880, Sec. 1.