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Can I be forced to testify against my husband in a domestic

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Can I be forced to testify against my husband in a domestic violence case
JA: What state are you in? It matters because laws vary by location.
Customer: or can I claim spousal privledge I am in Michigan
JA: What steps have you taken so far?
Customer: prelim exam is the last thing
JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: they also added a charge saying he tells me what to say, can I claim spousal privledge for that? thats it
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  Ely replied 7 months ago.

Hello and welcome to JustAnswer. Please note: This is general information for educational purposes only and is not legal advice. There is no specific course of action is proposed and no attorney-client relationship or privilege formed within this conversation. (You may also be offered a phone call, but those don’t come from me and are offered by the website and you are under no obligation to accept.)

Sorry, but yes. In cases of accusations of domestic violence, spousal privilege is voided. Meaning, you can be subpoenaed to testify and must comply. What you choose to say on the stand is up to you, of course.

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