To commit bigamy in the U.S., you would have to first legally marry one spouse, and then apply for a second or third license to marry someone else, and follow through with that second (or third) marriage ceremony, all without first obtaining a divorce from the first spouse.
What are the legal consequences of polygamy?
Under California law, the act of bigamy is among the crimes listed together with other “crimes against nature,” and is punishable by up to $10,000 in fines and a jail sentence of no more than one year in year. California Penal Code § 281 defines “bigamy” to mean “having a spouse living, who married or enters into a
Can you go to jail for being married twice?
Committing bigamy in the United States is against the law in every state, and those who engage in it can be subject to both criminal and civil penalties. Because your second marriage is illegal, it is considered void because it legally cannot exist. A void marriage can be annulled in every state.