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False Statement Regarding Child Custody Determination Made in Foreign Country

False Statement Regarding Child Custody Determination Made in Foreign Country

Chapter 37 of the Texas Penal Code defines offenses relating to perjury and other falsification.

A person commits an offense if the person knowingly makes or causes to be made a false statement relating to a child custody determination made in a foreign country during a hearing held under Chapter 152 or Subchapter I, Chapter 153, Family Code.

An offense under this section is a felony of the third degree.

Severity of Crime

Third Degree Felony

  • Imprisonment in the institutional division for not more than 10 years or less than two years

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