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Alley
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Posted on Thursday, April 03, 2008 - 6:53 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Does the standard 24 (or is it 48?) hours missing rule apply? Any info would be greatly appreciated
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Detroitteacher
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Posted on Thursday, April 03, 2008 - 7:10 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

While I would report the child missing immediately (Amber alerts can go into effect), this is what the law states:

In Michigan, the parental kidnapping statute states that if a parent keeps the child from the other parent more than 24 hours after the child was supposed to be returned, then that is parental kidnapping, which is a felony bearing up to 1 year and a day sentence in prison.
** taken from http://jeannehannah.typepad.co m/blog_jeanne_hannah_traver/pa rental_kidnapping/index.html

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