Law - world - usa - Illininois - criminal interference
Refusing to follow a court ordered visitation
schedule is a criminal
act in many states. It may also be defined to be domestic
harassment or even kidnapping. If your ex refuses your visitation,
file a complaint with the authorities. You will have to take
of the law you are demanding they enforce with you because
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 crime.
police refuse to enforce the law, take a copy to your local
prosecutor, mayor, newspaper editor, and radio/tv stations.
to ask the police on what basis they choose to enforce some
not others. This tactic is now resulting in arrests and convictions
of women who mentally abuse their children by denying court
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
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
(b) Every person who, in violation of the visitation
provisions of a
court order relating to child custody, detains or conceals
with the intent to deprive another person of his or her rights
visitation shall be guilty of unlawful visitation interference.
(c) A person committing unlawful visitation
interference is guilty
of a petty offense. However, any person violating this Section
2 prior convictions of unlawful visitation interference is
a Class A misdemeanor. (jail time)
(d) Any law enforcement officer who has probable
cause to believe
that a person has committed or is committing an act in violation
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
(f) Upon failure of the person to appear, a
summons or warrant of
arrest may be issued.
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