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The DC Code: § 16-1024 Penalties.

Index16 Particular Actions, Proceedings and Matters. (Refs & Annos)
a
A person who violates any provision of § 16-1022 and who takes the child to a place within the District, or detains or conceals the child within the District of Columbia is guilty of a misdemeanor and on conviction is subject to fine not exceeding $250 or performance of community service not exceeding 240 hours, or both.
b
A person who violates any provision of § 16-1022 and who takes the child to a place outside the District or detains or conceals the child outside the District shall be punished as follows:
1
If the child is out of the custody of the lawful custodian for not more than 30 days, the person is guilty of a felony and on conviction is subject to a fine not exceeding $1,000 or imprisonment for 6 months, or both, except that if the person releases the child without injury in a safe place prior to arrest, the person is guilty of a misdemeanor and on conviction is subject to a fine not exceeding $250, or performance of community service not exceeding 240 hours, or imprisonment not exceeding 30 days, or a combination of all three.
2
If the child is out of the custody of the lawful custodian for more than 30 days, the person is guilty of a felony and on conviction is subject to a fine not exceeding $5,000 or imprisonment for 1 year, or both, except that if the person releases the child without injury in a safe place prior to arrest, the person is guilty of a misdemeanor and, on conviction, is subject to a fine not exceeding $500 or imprisonment not exceeding 60 days, or both.

Historical and Statutory

Prior Codifications 1981 Ed., § 16-1024. Legislative History of Laws For legislative history of D.C. Law 6-115, see Historical and Statutory Notes following § 16-1021. For legislative history of D.C. Law 7-231, see Historical and Statutory Notes following § 16-1021. DC CODE § 16-1024 Current through December 11, 2012

Credits

(May 23, 1986, D.C. Law 6-115, § 5, 33 DCR 2424; May 10, 1989, D.C. Law 7-231, § 25(e), 36 DCR 492.)