What Is the Marital or Spousal Privilege? Its Limits?

In law school, one of the evidence professors described the marital privilege by saying, “Marry her and seal her lips.”  This quip was his way of saying that even after a crime is alleged, someone can marry a material witness and then assert the privilege to prevent testimony from that spouse.  Is this true?  Are there exceptions to this?  Click on the following link to find out more about the marital or spousal privilege in California.


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