Supporting your spouse when they’re accused of a crime

On Behalf of | Jul 15, 2019 | Criminal Defense |

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.


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