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False Statement Regarding Child Custody Determination Made in Foreign Country

The False Statement Regarding Child Custody Determination Made in Foreign Country crime in the state of Texas gives police the right to arrest you if they believe you made a false a statement relating to a child custody determination made in a foreign country. Learn more detailed information about the False Statement Regarding Child Custody Determination Made in Foreign Country offense below.

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False Statement Regarding Child Custody Determination Made in Foreign Country is classified in the Texas Penal Code under Title 8 “Offenses Against Public Administration,” Chapter 37 “Perjury and Other Falsification.”

What is the current Texas law about False Statement Regarding Child Custody Determination Made in Foreign Country?

The current Texas law is as follows:1

(b) A person commits an offense if the person knowingly makes or causes to be made a false statement relating to a child custody determination made in a foreign country during a hearing held under Chapter 152 or Subchapter I, Chapter 153, Family Code.

How can I be charged with False Statement Regarding Child Custody Determination Made in Foreign Country?

You can be charged with False Statement Regarding Child Custody Determination Made in Foreign Country if the state’s attorneys believe that each of the elements of 37.14 as described in the section above have been met.

What is the punishment for False Statement Regarding Child Custody Determination Made in Foreign Country?

A conviction for False Statement Regarding Child Custody Determination Made in Foreign Country is punished as a Felony of the Third Degree,2 with a maximum possible fine under Texas state law of up to $10,000 and prison time of up to 10 years. Learn about the differences between grades of felonies and misdemeanors


Legal References:

1 Texas Penal Code §37.14(b)

2 Texas Penal Code §37.14(c)

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