Legal Question in Criminal Law in Iowa

pleading the 5th

does a person have to testify against a spouse in a criminal trial, the person is also a severe diabetic and her sugars were very low at the time a statement was made, also emotional stress is involved. can this person not testify and pay no legal recourse?

Asked on 4/01/07, 4:45 pm

1 Answer from Attorneys

Richard Phelps Phelps Law Office

Re: pleading the 5th

Your question can not be answered without more facts. The spousal privilege pertains to communications only not actions.

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Answered on 4/01/07, 10:05 pm

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