Criminal Lawyer Update: Pennsylvania Superior Court Carves Out Exception to Spousal-Communication Privilege

by | Mar 2, 2013

In one of the latest criminal law opinions by the Pennsylvania Superior Court, it carves out an exception to the spousal-communication privilege, codified at 42 Pa.C.S. Sec. 5014, holding that the privilege must yield to child abuse prosecutions.  To read the case, Commonwealth v. Hunter, — A.3d —- (2013), 2013 WL 150779, click here.  No petition for allowance of appeal has been filed.

Philadelphia criminal lawyers need to keep this new exception in mind when litigating cases of alleged child abuse to provide the best defense to their clients.

Were You Charged with a Crime in Pennsylvania or New Jersey?

If so, I can help, and I’m not afraid of taking on tough cases, either. Put an innovative and experienced criminal defense lawyer on your side by contacting me at Shuttleworth Law for a Free Case Evaluation. Call 215-774-1371 or message me here directly to request yours today.

Home » Blog » Criminal Lawyer Update: Pennsylvania Superior Court Carves Out Exception to Spousal-Communication Privilege
%d bloggers like this: