Excerpt from Attorney Ralph Behr’s Book. Can a Police Lie to Me? What is Kidnapping?

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50 ‘most charged’ crimes defined

KIDNAPPING

To prove the crime of kidnapping, the state must prove the following three elements:

  1. Defendant forcibly, secretly, or by threat: confined, or abducted, or imprisoned the victim against his or her will.
  2. The defendant had no lawful authority
  3. 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.