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What is the Husband-Wife Privilege?

In any marriage, private information is often exchanged between spouses. If either you or your spouse is a defendant in a court trial, the husband-wife privilege prevents the confidential communications from being used as evidence against you or your spouse. For example, the privilege may prevent a wife from testifying against the husband if the husband is accused of dealing drugs.

Are There Any Exceptions to this Privilege?

This privilege does not apply to bar evidence from all court proceedings. Common situations where the privilege does not apply include:

How Do I Know What Information is Covered by the Husband-Wife Privilege?

What evidence is admissible in a court proceeding is a very technical legal matter. If you think that you are entitled to the privilege or the privilege has been breached, contact an attorney to learn more about your rights, defenses, and the complicated legal system.

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Last Modified: 09-26-2011 03:33 PM PDT

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