View Our Practice Areas

Supporting your spouse when they're accused of a crime

In any marriage, spouses will need to support each other through the good times and the bad. There will always be situations that have the power to test your relationship, and these may even make you question whether you want to remain married. The future of your relationship should always be your choice, but if you remain committed to supporting your spouse through the situation they are going through, it is important to consider the best way to do this.

If your spouse is currently facing criminal charges, there will be several things that you will need to consider. If you were aware of their actions, you may also be subject to a criminal investigation, so it is important that you protect yourself. Additionally, you may be unsure about how you should communicate with family and friends about the situation. The following are some tips for supporting your spouse through this difficult time.

Remember marital privilege

As a married couple, you are protected by what is known as marital privilege. This means that all conversations that take place between a married couple are protected. This does not mean that you will not be questioned by the police, however. It is important to know what your rights are.

Protect yourself if necessary

You may want to protect yourself from allegations of assisting in the alleged crime. If you think that this is necessary, you should consider gaining legal support that is independent of your spouse's legal support.

Stay silent

When you are going through such an eventful and stressful time in your life, it's likely that you will want to talk to your family and friends for support. It is important that you do not discuss details with anyone other than your spouse. You should remember that it is possible that your phone is being tapped as part of the investigation, and anything that you say could be used against you.

If you want to help your spouse successfully defend themselves against criminal charges in Tennessee, it is important that you take the time to understand the law. By acting early, you will have more time to create a defense strategy.

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
Email Us For A Response

Get Help Today

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.


Privacy Policy

Office Location:

The Law Office of Massey McClusky McClusky & Fuchs
3074 East Road
Memphis, TN 38128

Toll Free: 888-341-4226
Phone: 901-201-6747
Fax: 901-937-8004
Memphis Law Office Map

  • Best lawyers | Linking Lawyers and Clients Worldwide
  • NACDL | National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers | 1958
  • Super Lawyers
  • TACDL | wherever justice demands
  • Americas Top 100 Criminal Defense Attorneys | 2018 | Top 100
  • Best Lawyers | Best Law Firms | U.S.News 2015
  • Best Lawyers | Best Law Firms | U.S.News 2018
  • Best Lawyers | Best Law Firms | U.S.News 2019
  • ABF Fellows
VISA | Master Card | American Express | Discover Network | Paypal