Felony Offenses in the Texas Penal Code

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Texas Penal Code, Section 20.03 - Kidnapping

CHAPTER 20. KIDNAPPING AND UNLAWFUL RESTRAINT

§ 20.03.  KIDNAPPING.  (a)  A person commits an offense if he intentionally or knowingly abducts another person.
        (b)  It is an affirmative defense to prosecution under this section that:
                (1)  the abduction was not coupled with intent to use or to threaten to use deadly force;
                (2)  the actor was a relative of the person abducted; and
                (3)  the actor's sole intent was to assume lawful control of the victim.
        (c)  An offense under this section is a felony of the third degree.

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