2006 New York Code - Role Of Prosecutor Or Public Official.



 
    §  77-n.  Role  of prosecutor or public official. 1. In a case arising
  under this article or  involving  the  Hague  Convention  on  the  Civil
  Aspects  of  International  Child  Abduction,  the  prosecutor  or other
  appropriate public official may take any lawful action, including resort
  to a proceeding under this title or any other available civil proceeding
  to locate a child, obtain the return of a  child,  or  enforce  a  child
  custody determination if there is:
    (a) an existing child custody determination;
    (b)  a  request  to  do  so  from  a  court in a pending child custody
  proceeding;
    (c) a reasonable belief that a criminal statute has been violated; or
    (d) a reasonable belief that the child has been wrongfully removed  or
  retained  in  violation  of the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of
  International Child Abduction.
    2. A prosecutor or  appropriate  public  official  acting  under  this
  section  acts  on behalf of the state or local government entity and may
  not represent any private party.

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