Arizona Marriage Laws

25-128 - Unlawful acts of person authorized to solemnize marriages; classification

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Arizona Revised Statutes - Title 25: Marital and Domestic Regulations - Chapter 1: Marriage - Article 3: Marriage License, Ceremony and Record

Unlawful acts of person authorized to solemnize marriages; classification

A. It is unlawful for any person who is authorized to solemnize marriages to: 1. Knowingly participate in or by his presence sanction the marriage of a person under the age of eighteen years who obtained a marriage license without consent in writing of the parent or guardian lawfully entitled to give consent. 2. Solemnize a marriage without first being presented with a marriage license as required by the laws of this state. 3. Fail to file the marriage license with the act of solemnization endorsed on the marriage license within thirty days of the ceremony. 4. Knowingly make a false return of a marriage or pretended marriage to the clerk of the superior court. B. A violation of this section is a class 2 misdemeanor.

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