Md. Code, Crim. Law § 10-502

Current with changes from the 2024 Legislative Session from Chs. 2-716, effective on or before 6/1/2024
Section 10-502 - Bigamy
(a) This section does not apply to a person if:
(1) the person's previous lawful spouse has been absent from the person for a continuous period of 7 years; and
(2) the person does not know whether the person's previous lawful spouse is living at the time of the subsequent marriage ceremony.
(b) While lawfully married to a living person, a person may not enter into a marriage ceremony with another.
(c) A person who violates this section is guilty of the felony of bigamy and on conviction is subject to imprisonment not exceeding 9 years.
(d) An indictment or warrant for bigamy is sufficient if it substantially states:

"(name of defendant) on (date), in (county), having a living spouse, feloniously entered into a marriage ceremony with (name of subsequent spouse), in violation of § 10-502 of the Criminal Law Article, against the peace, government, and dignity of the State.".

Md. Code, CR § 10-502