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The DC Code: § 22-3024 Privilege inapplicable for spouses or domestic partners.

Index22 Criminal Offenses and Penalties. (Refs & Annos)

Laws attaching a privilege against disclosure of communications between spouses or domestic partners are inapplicable in prosecutions under subchapter II of this chapter where the defendant is or was married to the victim, or is or was a domestic partner of the victim, or where the victim is a child.

Historical and Statutory

Prior Codifications 1981 Ed., § 22-4124. Effect of Amendments D.C. Law 16-306 rewrote the section, which had read as follows: "§ 22-3024. Spousal privilege inapplicable. "Laws attaching a privilege against disclosure of communications between a husband and wife are inapplicable in prosecutions under subchapter II of this chapter where the defendant is or was married to the victim or where the victim is a child." Emergency Act Amendments For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 216(l) of Omnibus Public Safety Emergency Amendment Act of 2006 (D.C. Act 16-445, July 19, 2006, 53 DCR 6443). For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 216(l) of Omnibus Public Safety Congressional Review Emergency Amendment Act of 2006 (D.C. Act 16-490, October 18, 2006, 53 DCR 8686). For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 216(l) of Omnibus Public Safety Congressional Review Emergency Amendment Act of 2007 (D.C. Act 17-10, January 16, 2007, 54 DCR 1479). For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 216(l) of Omnibus Public Safety Second Congressional Review Emergency Amendment Act of 2007 (D.C. Act 17-25, April 19, 2007, 54 DCR 4036). Legislative History of Laws For legislative history of D.C. Law 10-257, see Historical and Statutory Notes following § 22-3001. For Law 16-306, see notes following § 22-404. DC CODE § 22-3024 Current through December 11, 2012

Credits

(May 23, 1995, D.C. Law 10-257, § 304, 42 DCR 53; Apr. 24, 2007, D.C. Law 16-306, § 216(l), 53 DCR 8610.)