Law - Criminal Interference on Visitation
Refusing to follow a court ordered visitation
schedule is a criminal act in many states. It may also be
defined to be domestic violence harassment or even kidnapping.
If your ex refuses your visitation, file a complaint with
the authorities. You will have to take a copy of the law you
are demanding they enforce with you because they often will
try to tell you it is a "civil" matter. It is no
more a civil matter than robbing a liquor store or any other
police refuse to enforce the law, take a copy to your local
prosecutor, mayor, newspaper editor, and radio/tv stations.
Ask them to ask the police on what basis they choose to enforce
some laws and not others. This tactic is now resulting in
arrests and convictions of women who mentally abuse their
children by denying court ordered visitation!!!
BELOW ARE COPIES OF STATUTES USABLE IN ILLINOIS
TO PROSECUTE THESE
CRIMINALS!!! YOUR STATE MAY HAVE SIMILAR STATUTES. THE DOMESTIC
VIOLENCE AND KIDNAPPING STATUTES ARE PRETTY UNIFORM THROUGHOUT
STATES . SEEK LOCAL COUNSEL TO RESEARCH YOUR LAWS!!!
§ 720 ILCS 5/10-5.5. Unlawful visitation
interference (ILLINOIS CRIMINAL CODE)
Sec. 10-5.5. Unlawful visitation interference.
(a) As used in this Section, the terms "child",
"detain", and "lawful custodian" shall
have the meanings ascribed to them in Section 10-5 of this
Code [720 ILCS 5/10-5].
(b) Every person who, in violation of the visitation
provisions of a court order relating to child custody, detains
or conceals a child with the intent to deprive another person
of his or her rights to visitation shall be guilty of unlawful
(c) A person committing unlawful visitation
interference is guilty of a petty offense. However, any person
violating this Section after 2 prior convictions of unlawful
visitation interference is guilty of a Class A misdemeanor.
(d) Any law enforcement officer who has probable
cause to believe that a person has committed or is committing
an act in violation of this Section shall issue to that person
a notice to appear.
(e) The notice shall:
(1) be in writing;
(2) state the name of the person and his address,
(3) set forth the nature of the offense;
(4) be signed by the officer issuing the notice;
(5) request the person to appear before a court
at a certain time and place.
(f) Upon failure of the person to appear, a
summons or warrant of arrest may be issued.
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