47.0501 Spousal privileges inapplicable in criminal proceedings involving domestic or family violence.

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The following evidentiary privileges do not apply in any criminal proceeding in which a spouse or other family or household member is the victim of an alleged crime involving domestic or family violence perpetrated by the other spouse:

(a) The privilege of confidential communication between spouses.

(b) The testimonial privilege of spouses.

History: 2004, PL 28-16.