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§ 9-304. Acts prohibited in Maryland

West's Annotated Code of MarylandFamily LawEffective: October 1, 2009

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Family Law (Refs & Annos)
Title 9. Child Custody and Visitation (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 3. Removal of Child from State; Child Abduction (Refs & Annos)
Effective: October 1, 2009
MD Code, Family Law, § 9-304
§ 9-304. Acts prohibited in Maryland
If a child is under the age of 16 years, a relative who knows that another person is the lawful custodian of the child may not, with the intent to deprive the lawful custodian of the custody of the child:
(1) abduct, take, or carry away the child from the lawful custodian to a place within this State;
(2) having acquired lawful possession of the child, detain the child within this State for more than 48 hours after the lawful custodian demands that the child be returned;
(3) harbor or hide the child within this State, knowing that possession of the child was obtained by another relative in violation of this section; or
(4) act as an accessory to an act prohibited by this section.


Added by Acts 1984, c. 296, § 2, eff. Oct. 1, 1984. Amended by Acts 1995, c. 227, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 1995; Acts 2009, c. 666, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2009.
Formerly Art. 27, § 2A.
MD Code, Family Law, § 9-304, MD FAMILY § 9-304
Current through legislation effective February 15, 2021, from the 2021 Regular Session of the General Assembly.
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