EXPERIENCED KIDNAPPING ATTORNEYS
Here at Alcock and Associates, our criminal defense team consists of former major crimes prosecutors who comprehend how to approach and navigate a kidnapping case. Throughout the years our team has represented hundreds of serious kidnapping charges. We work tirelessly in order to obtain the best result for our clients who face kidnapping and other related offenses.
Kidnapping in the state of Arizona is a crime that at first look it seems like a crime that may require unreasonable or violent behavior. But the fact of the matter about the statute is that the prosecution can charge an individual with kidnapping for merely restraining and placing another person in reasonable fear of physical injury.
If you or a loved one are being charged with kidnapping, please do not hesitate to contact us so we can evaluate your case for free. We are here to help and we will walk you through the law and the facts of your specific case.
OUR ATTORNEYS KNOW HOW TO HANDLE KIDNAPPING CASES IN AZ
The police as well as the prosecution have much discretion to charge people with very serious crimes when the actual conduct is unintentional or taken out of context. Please feel free to contact our criminal defense law firm to schedule a consultation that is free of charge, with a criminal attorney.
Kidnapping is the knowing restraint of another person with the intent to hold that person as a hostage, hold that person as an involuntary servant, harm that person, scare that person by making them believe they are going to be hurt, interfere with a government function, or seize control of a vehicle.
Kidnapping is one of the most serious offenses in the state of Arizona. If you have been accused of kidnapping, contact an attorney right away.
WHAT DOES THIS MEAN?
It means that if a person holds an individual against their will, and the person intends to hurt the victim, or to use the threat of harm against the victim to gain something, that person has committed kidnapping.
When one thinks about a kidnapping, they might picture someone being snatched off the street and held for some sort of ransom. While that is kidnapping, the kidnapping statute, or law, in Arizona only requires that someone be restrained and placed in reasonable fear of injury.
KIDNAPPING IS DEFINED BY A.R.S. § 13-1304:
- A person commits kidnapping by knowingly restraining another person with the intent to:
- Hold the victim for ransom, as a shield or hostage; or
- Hold the victim for involuntary servitude; or
- Inflict death, physical injury or a sexual offense on the victim, or to otherwise aid in the commission of a felony; or
- Place the victim or a third person in reasonable apprehension of imminent physical injury to the victim or the third person; or
- Interfere with the performance of a governmental or political function; or
- Seize or exercise control over any airplane, train, bus, ship or other vehicle.