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Kidnapping May Not Be What You Think It Is

Many people do not realize how a small altercation with one’s spouse or a family member can quickly spiral out of control. Once the other person decides they do not want to go somewhere then it can become a case of kidnapping. This can even happen with a person’s friends. Kidnapping does not always have to where a young child or someone’s wife is kidnapped for ransom; it can simply involve taking your own child away from their custodial parent or even locking someone in a room against their will.

Unfortunately, when it comes to kidnapping and the law, this is one offense that can result in serious penalties upon conviction, regardless of how innocent the alleged kidnapper’s intentions were. The ramifications of kidnapping charges can be devastating to every aspect of a person’s personal and professional life, thus having the potential to result in years in prison and thousands in fines.

At The Law Office of Brian Jones, LLC, we defend people in central Ohio from kidnapping charges. Our Delaware office will find the truth behind your kidnapping charges, and we will aggressively protect your rights. Call our attorneys now at 740-363-3900 to schedule an appointment.

What Does Kidnapping Entail?

Kidnapping involves taking a person against their will and often holding them in false imprisonment. This crime may be done to obtain ransom money, to see a child or for many other reasons. A kidnapping conviction carries harsh punishments involving long prison sentences. If the kidnapped person was taken across state lines, it becomes a federal crime. Federal cases may be investigated by the FBI or other federal agencies, as well as law enforcement at the state and local levels.

Under Ohio law, kidnapping is defined as removing a person from the place they are found by force, threat or deception for the purposes of ransom or hostage, to terrorize or inflict serious physical harm, or to engage in sexual activity (Chapter 2905: KIDNAPPING AND EXTORTION). It is charged as a felony in the first degree unless the offender releases the victim unharmed which is a felony in the second degree. Because of the dire penalties connected with a conviction of kidnapping, it is imperative that you have our firm handling your case as early as possible to help construct an effective defense.

Get Trusted Legal Help Now

If you or someone you know is facing a criminal investigation or formal charges of kidnapping in Delaware or in the surrounding areas of central Ohio, you will need to retain the services of a highly qualified attorney who focuses on criminal defense. Our attorneys will begin working on your case immediately, and they will fight to reduce the consequences that you face. Call our office now at 740-363-3900 or send us a message to schedule an appointment. Se habla español.