CHAPTER 25. OFFENSES AGAINST THE FAMILY
§ 25.10. INTERFERENCE WITH RIGHTS OF GUARDIAN OF THE PERSON.
(a) In this section:
(1) "Possessory right" means the right of a guardian
of the person to have physical possession of a ward and to establish
the ward's legal domicile, as provided by Section 767(1), Texas
(2) "Ward" has the meaning assigned by Section 601,
Texas Probate Code.
(b) A person commits an offense if the person takes,
retains, or conceals a ward when the person knows that the person's
taking, retention, or concealment interferes with a possessory
right with respect to the ward.
(c) An offense under this section is a state jail felony.
(d) This section does not apply to a governmental entity
where the taking, retention, or concealment of the ward was
authorized by Subtitle E, Title 5, Family Code, or Chapter 48, Human