Texas Family Code

Sec. § 261.3032
Interference With Investigation; Criminal Penalty


A person commits an offense if, with the intent to interfere with the department’s investigation of a report of abuse or neglect of a child, the person relocates the person’s residence, either temporarily or permanently, without notifying the department of the address of the person’s new residence or conceals the child and the person’s relocation or concealment interferes with the department’s investigation.


An offense under this section is a Class B misdemeanor.


If conduct that constitutes an offense under this section also constitutes an offense under any other law, the actor may be prosecuted under this section or the other law.
Added by Acts 2005, 79th Leg., Ch. 268 (S.B. 6), Sec. 1.24, eff. September 1, 2005.

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