In recent Chesapeake news spousal privileges causes dropped murder solicitation charge.
According to court documents, Amy Klutz’s husband had an affair with the sister-in-law. Klutz told her husband that he had to kill the sister-in-law to make amends. But prosecutors dropped the charges.
Their only evidence came from her husband, and Klutz had asserted “marital privilege” in the case.
Under Virginia law and the rules of the state Supreme Court, there’s another privilege. A person can refuse to disclose — and prevent anyone else from disclosing — any confidential communication made between them and their spouse during their marriage.
Q: Why did wife invoke spousal privilege?
“She followed the advice of her attorney,”
This is why you take a lawyer to court with you.
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