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A person is guilty of custodial interference in the second degree when:
1. Being a relative of a child less than sixteen years old, intending to hold such child permanently or for a protracted period, and knowing that he has no legal right to do so, he takes or entices such child from his lawful custodian; or
2. Knowing that he has no legal right to do so, he takes or entices from lawful custody any incompetent person or other person entrusted by authority of law to the custody of another person or institution.
Custodial interference in the second degree is a class A misdemeanor.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - New York Consolidated Laws, Penal Law - PEN § 135.45 Custodial interference in the second degree - last updated January 01, 2021 | https://codes.findlaw.com/ny/penal-law/pen-sect-135-45.html
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