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VIOLATION OF PARENTING/ CUSTODY ORDER

Violation of a custody or a parenting order can be a serious charge, requiring the services of an esteemed Colorado criminal lawyer.

Depending upon the circumstances of the case, a person can be charged with violation of a custody or a parenting order if the individual, including the parent, and knowing the individual has no privilege to do so, takes or entices any child from the custody or care of the child’s parents, guardian, or other lawful custodian.

A person can also be charged with violation of a custody or a parenting order if the individual violates a court order granting the custody of the child to another, with the intent to deprive the lawful custodian custody.

It is an affirmative defense either that the individual reasonably believed his conduct was necessary to preserve the child from danger, or that the child, being at the time more than fourteen years old, was taken away at his own instigation without enticement and without the desire to commit a criminal offense.

Depending on the circumstances of the case, violation of a custody or a parenting order can be a class 4 felony, or a class 5 felony.

If you or someone you know is being charged with violation of a custody or a parenting order, it is important that you talk to a Denver criminal defense attorney immediately. Contact a trial tested, result oriented Denver criminal defense lawyer at Newell & Decker today to discuss the case.