Polygamy is relatively common in the state of Utah in comparison to other states. While this offense is not frequently prosecuted between consenting adults, it is still a serious offense with major consequences.
If you are being charged with polygamy, you need an attorney to help determine your next move. A skilled attorney can navigate relevant case law and work to maintain your innocence and reputation.
Susanne Gustin Attorney at Law represents individuals accused of polygamy and bigamy. Regardless of the consequences, Susanne Gustin defends her clients to the full extent of her abilities. She has established a track record of excellence in the courtroom, and will not shy away from difficult litigation.
If you are facing polygamy or bigamy charges, call Susanne Gustin Attorney at Law at (801) 243-2814 for your free consultation. You can speak with an attorney who can simplify your case and answer any questions.
Utah Code §76-7-101: Polygamy (bigamy) occurs when, knowing he or she has a spouse or that the other person has a spouse, an individual purports to marry another person or cohabits with another person.
As a third-degree felony, polygamy carries a punishment of up to five years in prison and $5,000 in fines.
A polygamy conviction requires a knowledge element by the accused. A defendant must knowingly take another spouse while the defendant is currently married to another person. One way to fight this charge would be to show that the defendant reasonably believed he or she was legally eligible to remarry.
If you have been charged with polygamy, bigamy, or any similar marital violation, you need a defense lawyer familiar with these types of crimes. Susanne Gustin’s experience covers a large category of legal topics.
Call Susanne Gustin Attorney at Law at (801) 243-2814 to get started on your case today. This firm serves clients in Salt Lake City, Cottonwood Heights, Midvale, Holladay, South Salt Lake, and surrounding areas.