Spousal Compellability and Privilege: Can you be forced to testify against your spouse?

Spousal Compellability and Privilege: Can you be forced to testify against your spouse?

Posted by on Aug 14, 2015 in Criminal Law, Legal Information

Legally married spouses of criminally accused persons are now competent and compellable witnesses for the Crown. Those who are legally married nevertheless retain the right to assert spousal privilege, and to refuse to answer questions about communications during the marriage.