It’s difficult to tell how many Vegas elopements result in bigamy charges elsewhere. Unfortunately, many who come here on vacation have been persuaded to marry over the years, even if they are not yet divorced from their current spouses.
A Florida man escaped bigamy charges in 2010 based on a technicality in that state’s law. Case law there has ruled that a subsequent marriage must also take place in Florida in order for bigamy charges to stand. Since he married while on an excursion in Vegas, criminal charges against him were subsequently dropped.
Bigamy can be a felony offense no matter where it takes place at. Those who are accused of bigamy can seek advice from a reputable law firm such as Potter Criminal Defense.