Inchoate crimes are crimes that involve activities that lead up to the committing of another crime. Conspiracy is one type of an inchoate crime. Criminal conspiracy refers to two or more people coming together and planning to engage in criminal activity. An example of conspiracy would be agreeing to abduct a child.
Yes. The state has a law prohibiting this called “agreement to abduct from custody.” According to the law, a person is guilty if they promise or agree to abduct a minor younger than 18 years old from custody of another or two or more people conspire to kidnap the minor.
The state has to prove the person:
No, it is not parental kidnapping. The crime of parental kidnapping occurs when a person abducts a minor. The person conducting the kidnapping is either a parent or family member. There is no agreement prior to the kidnapping.
Any parent who has lawful custody of a child does not need to resort to abducting their child to get the child back. Generally speaking, the only parent who would conspire or ask someone to kidnap their child is a non-custodial parent. Thus, agreeing to abduct a child with the intent on giving the child to the parent is still illegal since child is not supposed to be with the parent.
Agreeing to abduct a child is a state jail felony. This felony is punishable by:
Agreeing to abduct a child is a serious crime. If you are facing a charge for agreeing to abduct a child, you need to contact a Texas attorney. You need to know your legal rights and all defenses to resolve your case.
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