NJ High Court To Weigh If Spousal Privilege Covers Wiretaps

Law360, New York (July 16, 2013, 5:53 PM EDT) -- The New Jersey Supreme Court will consider whether a privilege protecting marital communications can block prosecutors from using a couple's allegedly incriminating, wiretapped cellphone calls and texts against them, and whether an exception for fraud and crime should apply.

The court on Friday granted certification in the criminal case of Yolanda Terry and her husband Teron Savoy, the alleged leader of a drug network in Ocean and Monmouth counties. While a trial judge refused the defense's bid to exclude their intercepted phone conversations and texts from...
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