Q: Can a spouse be forced to testify against her spouse in a domestic violence trial?
A: No. Whether in a Criminal trial or a Civil Family Court trial there are Marital and Spousal Privileges that apply to prevent someone from being compelled to testify.
The spouse called as a Witness can refuse to testify and the defendant spouse can both prevent the testimony.
In a domestic violence case you should read my book, A Man's Guide to Domestic Violence, available at my website, www.MensFamilyLaw.com as an ebook.
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