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Agreement to Abduct from Custody

Agreement to Abduct from Custody

Chapter 25 of the Texas Penal Code places restrictions and guidelines on offenses dealing with the family.

“Agreement to Abduct from Custody”, as per § 25.031 of the Texas Penal Code, occurs when an individual agrees, for remuneration or the promise of remuneration, to abduct a child younger than 18 years of age by force, threat of force, misrepresentation, stealth, or unlawful entry, knowing that the child is under the care and control of a person having custody or physical possession of the child under a court order, including a temporary order, or under the care and control of another person who is exercising care and control with the consent of a person having custody or physical possession under a court order, including a temporary order.

An offense under this section is a state jail felony.

Severity of Crime

State Jail Felony

  • Confinement in a state jail for not more than two years and not less than 180 days

  • In addition to confinement, may receive a fine not to exceed $10,000