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CALIFORNIA EVIDENCE CODE

PARTICULAR PRIVILEGES

Privilege Not to Testify Against Spouse

Evidence Code Section 971

Except as otherwise provided by statute, a married person whose spouse is a party to a proceeding has a privilege not to be called as a witness by an adverse party to that proceeding without the prior express consent of the spouse having the privilege under this section unless the party calling the spouse does so in good faith without knowledge of the marital relationship.