Felony Offenses in the Texas Penal Code

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Texas Penal Code, Section 25.10 - Interference with Rights of Guardian of the Person

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 Probate Code.
                (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 Resources Code.

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