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Title XLVI
CRIMES
Chapter 826
BIGAMY; INCEST
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CHAPTER 826
CHAPTER 826
BIGAMY; INCEST
826.01 Bigamy; punishment.
826.02 Exceptions.
826.03 Knowingly marrying husband or wife of another.
826.04 Incest.
826.01 Bigamy; punishment.Whoever, having a husband or wife living, marries another person shall, except in the cases mentioned in s. 826.02, be guilty of a felony of the third degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084.
History.s. 4, sub-ch. 8, ch. 1637, 1868; RS 2603; GS 3526; RGS 5416; CGL 7559; s. 775, ch. 71-136; s. 44, ch. 74-383; s. 30, ch. 75-298.
Note.Former s. 799.01.
826.02 Exceptions.The provisions of s. 826.01 shall not extend to any person:
(1) Who reasonably believes that the prior spouse is dead.
(2) Whose prior spouse has voluntarily deserted him or her and remained absent for the space of 3 years continuously, the party marrying again not knowing the other to be living within that time.
(3) Whose bonds of matrimony have been dissolved.
(4) Who violates its provisions because a domestic or foreign court has entered an invalid judgment purporting to terminate or annul the prior marriage and the defendant does not know that judgment to be invalid.
(5) Who reasonably believes that he or she is legally eligible to remarry.
History.s. 5, sub-ch. 8, ch. 1637, 1868; RS 2604; s. 1, ch. 4963, 1901; GS 3527; RGS 5417; CGL 7560; s. 1, ch. 73-300; s. 45, ch. 74-383; s. 1280, ch. 97-102.
Note.Former s. 799.02.
826.03 Knowingly marrying husband or wife of another.Whoever knowingly marries the husband or wife of another person, knowing him or her to be the spouse of another person, shall be guilty of a felony of the third degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084.
History.s. 39, Feb. 10, 1832; RS 2605; GS 3528; RGS 5418; CGL 7561; s. 776, ch. 71-136; s. 46, ch. 74-383; s. 30, ch. 75-298.
Note.Former s. 799.03.
826.04 Incest.Whoever knowingly marries or has sexual intercourse with a person to whom he or she is related by lineal consanguinity, or a brother, sister, uncle, aunt, nephew, or niece, commits incest, which constitutes a felony of the third degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084. “Sexual intercourse” is the penetration of the female sex organ by the male sex organ, however slight; emission of semen is not required.
History.s. 47, ch. 74-383; s. 30, ch. 75-298; s. 1281, ch. 97-102.