Kidnapping/False Imprisonment

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A person commits the offense of kidnapping when such person abducts or steals away another person without lawful authority or warrant and holds such other person against his or her will.

If the kidnapping involved a victim under the age of 14, the minimum term of imprisonment is 25 years.

A conviction carries a potential life and/or death sentence if the kidnapping involved a demand for ransom or the victim received bodily injury.

A person commits the offense of false imprisonment when, in violation of the personal liberty of another, he arrests, confines, or detains such person without legal authority.

A conviction for false imprisonment carries a sentence between 1 and 10 years.

If you have been charged with either of these offenses you need to retain experienced defense counsel immediately.