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Bigamy (Marriage to Two People at One Time) - Florida Statute 826.01


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.

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I was charged with Domestic Violence few years ago and I was referred to Roger Foley from a family member! Roger is a BULLDOG! He was great and very aggressive in helping me beat this bogus case. Case was dismissed! He was on top of everything until the end!! Thomas
My wife (Mother of Stepson) and I Hired Mr Foley to represent my stepson in a minor criminal case. We would highly recommend as it is obvious to us That Mr Foley Genuinely cares and wants to do the Best he can for you which he did for us. Also has a great rapport with all parties in the courtroom..... Steve
Roger P. Foley got me reinstated. Also he got my COS waived, and got me to still be terminated off of probation on my expected termination date. I feel very comfortable with the decision my lawyer made for me. Also I would refer him to anyone who has a criminal felony or misdemeanor case. Jamar
Roger is a very compassionate person, he truly cares about his clients. He helped me with my case and was there for me every step of the way even if it was just reassurance that I needed. I would recommend him to anyone, he is absolutely the best! Cassandra G.
I think your firm did a great job on 3 cases that were 28 years old. The results are better than expected. I truly appreciate the hard work that you and your firm put forth in obtaining the results that we did on this case. Jim