Child custody results from decisions made between parents or by the court regarding a child’s legal and physical custody. Laws governing child custody typically take the child’s needs first. This factor may or may not resolve the custody battle between parents. For example, a custody battle may result in parental kidnapping. Parental kidnapping occurs when a relative abducts a minor from the custody of their parent or guardian.
Interference with child custody refers to the criminal act of taking or restraining a minor younger than 18 years old in violation of a custody order.
Acts considered interfering with the custody of a child in Texas include:
Yes, it is a jail felony. A jail felony is a criminal sentence of:
Yes. The following are some common defenses in Texas:
Being convicted of interfering with child custody will not one lead to a harsh punishment, but it will also jeopardize your chances with having access to your child. Contact a Texas lawyer immediately to find out the possible defenses you can use to fight your charge.
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