I took my kids to another state to hide them from their father, will I be in trouble? I hid my kids out of state, will I go to prison? What happens if I hide my kids from their mother out of state? What happens if I take my kids out of state so their father won't be able to see them? What happens if I take my kids to another state so their dad doesn't get his visitation?
PC 280 Removal or Concealment of Child - Punishment
Every person who willfully causes or permits the removal or concealment of any child in violation of Section 8713, 8803, or 8910 of the Family code shall be punished as follows:
PC 280(a) By imprisonment in a county jail for not more than one year if the child is concealed within the county in which the adoption proceeding is pending or in which the child has been placed for adoption, or is removed from that county to a place within this state.
PC 280(b) By Imprisonment pursuant to subdivision (h) of Section 1170, or by imprisonment in a county jail for not more than one year, if the child is removed from that county to a place outside of this state. Also See: PC 278 Child Stealing