50 ‘most charged’ crimes defined
To prove the crime of kidnapping, the state must prove the following three elements:
- Defendant forcibly, secretly, or by threat: confined, or abducted, or imprisoned the victim against his or her will.
- The defendant had no lawful authority
- The defendant acted with intent to do any of the following:
- commit a felony
- hold for ransom
- inflict bodily harm
- terrorize the victim
- interfere with the performance of any governmental or political function.