Criminal Laws in Florida About Marriage

There are certain criminal laws in Florida concerning marriage.

It is common sense that legally, you cannot marry someone else if you are already married. In addition, it is also a crime to marry someone you know is married to someone else even if you are single yourself. These both are crimes of Bigamy and are third degree felonies punishable for up to 5 years in prison.

There are some exceptions to the rule:

You can marry someone else if you are married if
1. You think your prior spouse is dead.

2. Your prior spouse deserted you for 3 years continuously.

If you have any questions about criminal charges in Jacksonville, Clay County, or Nassau County, call our Jacksonville Criminal Defense Lawyers at (904) 634-0900.