Felony Offenses in the Texas Penal Code

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

CHAPTER 25. OFFENSES AGAINST THE FAMILY

§ 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, 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.
        (b)  An offense under this section is a state jail felony.

Added by Acts 1987, 70th Leg., ch. 444, Sec. 3, eff. Sept. 1, 1987. Amended by Acts 1993, 73rd Leg., ch. 900, Sec. 1.01, eff. Sept. 1, 1994. Amended by: Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 272, Sec. 2, eff. September 1, 2007.

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