Agreeing to abjuct a child from custody Is a felony offense and a really bad idea.

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Agreement to Abduct from Custody is a serious felony offense in Texas.  If convicted as an adult, the range of punishment is from six months to two years in a state jail facility and a fine of up to $10,000.   If you are not familiar with Texas Penal Code covering this offense, it is printed below.  If you or someone you know has been charged with a crime, call  experienced criminal defense lawyer James Sullivan at 281-546-6428 for a confidential consultation.

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Texas Penal Code, Section 25.031 – Agreement to Abduct from Custody


(a) A person commits an offense if the person 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 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.
(b)  An offense under this section is a state jail felony.


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