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Handling CUstody Disputes

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FAMILY CODE § 3134.5



Protective Custody Warrants

  • Upon request of the district attorney, the court may issue a protective custody warrant to secure the recovery of an unlawfully detained or concealed child.

  • The protective custody warrant for the child shall contain an order that the arresting agency shall place the child in protective custody, or return the child as directed by the court. The protective custody warrant may be served in any country in the same manner as a warrant of arrest and may be served at any time of the day or night.

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