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Penal code section 284: Punishment for marrying spouse of another

Every person who knowingly and willfully marries the husband or wife of another, in any case in which such husband or wife would be punishable under the provisions of this chapter, is punishable by fines not less than five thousand dollars ($5,000), or by imprisonment pursuant to subdivisions (h) of Section 1170.

We live in a society that encourages monogamous marriages of only one spouse.  If you know someon is married, and you marry them despite this knowlege, you have committed a crime that may be punished as show above.

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