Bigamy FAQs:


Q: Is a bigamy the act of entering into a marriage with one person while still legally married to another?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a bigamy liable?

A: Yes, and on conviction on indictment, to imprisonment for a term not exceeding seven years, or on summary conviction to imprisonment for a term not exceeding six months, or to a fine not exceeding the prescribed sum, or to both.

Q: Is a bigamy a crime in most western countries?

A: Yes, and when it occurs in this context often neither the first nor second spouse is aware of the other.

Q: Is a bigamy liable to imprisonment for a period not exceeding five years?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a bigamy a statutory offence?

A: Yes.