Monday, April 11, 2016

Legal Penalties for Adultery

I found this around somewhere, in case you want to fool around:

1. Arizona
Getting it on with someone other than your spouse is a Class 3 misdemeanor here, punishable by up to 30 days behind bars. And not only will the spouse be penalized but also the other person (now that's justice!).

2. Florida
In a place where bathing suits are the dress code, how can eyes not wander? Still, he should keep his hands to himself: Floridian adulterers can spend up to two months in jail and be charged up to $500.

3. Kansas
"Intercourse or sodomy" with someone other than your spouse is a Class C misdemeanorhere, punishable by up to a month in jail and a fine of up to $500. Remember, Kansas couples: There's no place like home.

4. Illinois
Frank Sinatra probably wouldn't consider Chicago "His Kind of Town" if he knew about this state law. The consequences for adultery in Illinois is up to a year in jail for both cheaters.

5. Massachusetts
Straying in the Bay State is a wicked bad idea. It's considered a felony with a fine of up to $500 and a jail sentence of up to three years.

6. Oklahoma
If Oklahoma native Dr. Phil's anti-cheating advice doesn't persuade him, perhaps this will: Not only do adulterers face fines of up to $500 but also incarceration for up to five years.

7. Idaho
The penalty for cheating in Idaho is no small potatoes: Adultery is a felony that comes with a fine of up to $1,000 and as much as three years in jail.

8. Michigan

It's a felony and a Class H offense to two-time your spouse here, but the price for your crime is "jail or other intermediate sanction," according to the State of Michigan Sentencing Guideline Manual. With an unclear consequence like that, it's not worth it to succumb to temptation.

9. Wisconsin
Cheating cheeseheads better be rich. Those caught may need to cough up a whopping $10,000. Oh, and the possible three years behind bars doesn't sound fun, either.

10. Minnesota
The law for adultery in Minnesota is just as cold as the state itself. If you're caught cheating, you can be fined up to $3,000 and imprisoned for as long as a year.

11. Utah
We're not sure how the state's famous polygamists are free men, but infidelity can land you a sentence of up to 6 monthswith a fine of up to $1,000.

12. New York
Sleeping around in the city that never sleeps, or anywhere else in the Empire State, for that matter, could result in as long as 3 months of jail time.

13. Mississippi
Vow-breakers better pray the system treats its inmates to Southern hospitality. The Mississippi statutes say that cheaters "shall be fined in any sum not more than $500 each, and imprisoned in the county jail not more than six months."

14. Georgia
Be a peach to your partner to avoid a fine of up to $1,000 or a jail sentence of up to a year.

15. South Carolina
Cheating here can send you to the slammer for anywhere from six months to a year, or could get you a fine between $500 to $1,000.

16. North Carolina
This southern state isn't as hard on their cheaters. The unfaithful spend no more than 30 days in lockup.

And then there's Maryland:
Where you could go on a movie date or cheat on your spouse for the same price. The fine for betraying your beloved is only $10 here.


  1. You and me Heidi. Breaking the law one state at a time. (You missed that opportunity to ask, didn't you John?)

    1. Not going to go there, Mike.
      I did notice that neither Montana nor Missouri were listed in her post, not to think about such things for too long.

  2. Someone needs to rewrite some of these, for sure!

  3. A movie and extramarital sax afterwards. Is that a cheap date?

  4. Hey, Heidi!
    It's been a while since we've heard from you.
    Just checking to make sure all is well and you're just too busy to post.
    John <><