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Domestic Violence as a Statutory Defense to Custodial Interference or Kidnapping Charges

By Nechama Masliansky

This article lists statutes that make spousal abuse and/or child abuse a defense to custodial interference or kidnapping offenses. Statutes which make "good faith"; "just excuse", or "good cause" a defense are also listed because a court may interpret them as covering spousal and/or child abuse.

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