Do You Need a Texas Kidnapping - Unlawful Restraint Lawyer,Transport or
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If you are facing criminal charges for serious or violent crimes, don’t babble to the police first. Talk to
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If you’re a suspect or have been charged with a violent criminal offense, you need a criminal defense attorney immediately. Far too often people call a lawyer AFTER they’ve
already talked to the police.
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Investigators are very good at getting people to talk. That’s what they’re trained to do. Even if you’re NOT
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Definitions of Kidnapping - Unlawful Restraint - Texas Penal Code § 20.01.
In this chapter:
(1) "Restrain" means to restrict a person's movements without consent, so as to interfere substantially with the
person's liberty, by moving the person from one place to another or by confining the person. Restraint is "without
consent" if it is accomplished by:
(A) force, intimidation, or deception; or
(B) any means, including acquiescence of the victim, if:
(i) the victim is a child who is less than 14 years of age or an incompetent person and the parent, guardian, or
person or institution acting in loco parentis has not acquiesced in the movement or confinement; or
(ii) the victim is a child who is 14 years of age or older and younger than 17 years of age, the victim is taken
outside of the state and outside a 120-mile radius from the victim's residence, and the parent, guardian, or person
or institution acting in loco parentis has not acquiesced in the movement.
(2) "Abduct" means to restrain a person with intent to prevent his liberation by:
(A) secreting or holding him in a place where he is not likely to be found; or
(B) using or threatening to use deadly force.
(3) "Relative" means a parent or stepparent, ancestor, sibling, or uncle or aunt, including an adoptive relative
of the same degree through marriage or adoption.
(4) "Person" means an individual, corporation, or association.
(5) Notwithstanding Section 1.07, "individual" means a human being who has been born and is alive.