Whether this is prosecuted or not depends on your local district attorney's office. I had a case like this and our D.A.'s office prosecuted for felony bigamy. However, they decided to prosecute in part because the offender was someone who was believed to be involved in other criminal acts which could not be proved. I would suggest you speak with your local Distrct Attorney's office to see if they are willing to prosecute this type of crime.
You cannot prosecute; only the District Attorney can; or possibly the US Attorney if the wedding was out of New York. Contact the DA first if you are interested in pursuing htis.
I am a former federal and State prosecutor and now handle criminal defense and personal injury/civil rights cases. Feel free to check out my web site and contact me at (212) 577-9797 or via email at Eric@RothsteinLawNY.com. I was named to the Super Lawyers list as one of the top attorneys in New York for 2012. No more than 5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by Super Lawyers. The above answer is for informational purposes only and not meant as legal advice.
If he did not get legally married, then he can not be prosecuted. Simply having a "wedding" ceremony, is not enough. Also, if he is in jail, you will not get any support. You have to ask whether this is in your best interest.
The above is a general answer and is not considered legal advice. You should contact an attorney before proceeding to take any legal action, signing any papers or upon service of a summons. Howard E. Knispel 631-864-7589
The Islamic wedding ceremony that he participated in may not be recognized as a "legal" marriage in New York, so it may or may not be considered bigomy.
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