Bigamy (Marriage to Two People at One Time)
Pursuant to Florida Statute 826.01, it is a crime in the State of Florida for a married person to marry another person. This type of relationship is commonly called “Bigamy.” While other states have removed the illegal status of bigamy, in Florida, bigamy constitutes a third-degree felony punishable by up to five years in Florida State Prison.
If you have been charged with committing bigamy in the State of Florida, you should contact a West Palm Beach Bigamy Lawyer at The Law Office of Roger P. Foley, P.A. to discuss your defense options. The Florida Legislature has provided exceptions to the crime of bigamy that may be able to prevent you from being convicted of bigamy. A Bigamy attorney at The Law Office of Roger P. Foley, P.A. can discuss the potential exceptions with you and help determine if one or more apply to your defense strategy. For example, if you subsequently married after your first spouse went missing for several years and you reasonably but mistakenly believed him or her to be deceased, you could have a valid defense against bigamy charges. Think of that survivor movie where the guy crash landed on the island but his wife remarried.Contact The Law Office of Roger P. Foley, P.A.
Contact a West Palm Beach Bigamy attorney at The Law Office of Roger P. Foley, P.A. to discuss your defense options. Third-degree felony charges are serious in the State of Florida, and if you are facing such charges, you will want a knowledgeable defense team in your corner.