What are the laws in Tennessee for a bigamy?

09/27/2007 - Criminal - State: TN #9191

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What are the laws in Tennessee for a bigamy?

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The applicable Tennessee statutes are as follows:

39-15-301. Bigamy. —
(a) A person commits bigamy who:
(1) Is married and purports to marry a person other than the person's spouse in this state under circumstances that would, but for the person's existing marriage, constitute a marriage; or
(2) Knows that a person other than the person's spouse is married and purports to marry the person in this state under circumstances that would, but for the person's existing marriage, constitute a marriage.
(b) It is a defense to prosecution under subdivision (a)(1) that the person reasonably believed that the person's marriage had been dissolved by death, divorce or annulment.
(c) Bigamy is a Class A misdemeanor.


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09/27/2007 - Category: Criminal - State: TN #9191

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