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008. COLORADO CRIMINAL CODE – OFFENSES AGAINST PERSONS – VIOLATION OF CUSTODY ORDERS

The Crime of Violation of Custody Order in Colorado

Violation of custody order

A person who takes or entices any child under the age of 18 from the custody of his or her parents, guardian, legal custodian, or person with parental responsibilities with respect to the child commits a class 5 felony. 18-3-304 (1)

A parent who violates an order of court granting custody of a child or parental responsibilities with respect to a child under 18 to any person, agency, or institution, with the intent to deprive the lawful custodian or person with parental responsibilities of the custody or care of the child, commits a class 5 felony. 18-3-304 (2)

A person who, in the course of taking or enticing any child under the age of 18 from the custody of his or her parents,  guardian, or other lawful custodian or who violates an order of any district or juvenile court granting the custody of a child under 18 years of age to any person, agency, or institution with the intent to deprive the lawful custodian of the custody of a child under the age of 18 and who, in the course of doing so, removes a child under the age of 18 from the country commits a class 4 felony. 18-3-304 (2.5) 


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