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If a wife knows her husband deals drugs but doesnt participate,

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If a wife knows her husband deals drugs but doesn't participate, can she get in trouble if she turns him in?

cfortunato : Hi JACustomer,
cfortunato : A wife cannot get into trouble if her husband is dealing drugs if she is not participating or helping him sell the drugs in any way.
Customer: Hello
Customer: perfectHello perfect, thank you
cfortunato : This is so, whether or not she turns him in.
cfortunato : You're welcome!
Customer: If she has knowledge of the activities?
cfortunato : That does not matter, because of something called the "spousal privilege", which states that a wife (or husband) cannot be ordered to testify against her spouse.
cfortunato : In other words, the wife cannot be held accountable if she does not turn in her husband.
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