Many believe that, in Kansas and across the nation, parental custody matters are only related to family law. Actually interference with parental custody can be charged alongside sex crimes. That is because the prosecutor will allege that you "took away a child under 16 years old" intending to "detain or conceal" that child from the "parent, guardian or other person having the lawful charge of the child". Notice the amount of time you must have interfered is not defined. This will become an aggravated offense, and the penalties will increase, where any of the following apply:
You could be facing five or more years in prison if convicted of this crime alone. Kansas is known to aggressively prosecute crimes where minors are the complaining witnesses. You have questions about your specific case and we have answers. Call NOW 913-602-7288 for your free consultation. Payment plans are available.
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