An unlawful act taking someone by force or fraud and without consent is called kidnapping. Kidnapping becomes a federal offense when a person takes another across state lanes without their consent, by force, or fraud. Whereas false imprisonment is different from kidnapping because it is the act of detaining an individual and preventing them from leaving a certain area.
In Washington, a person is considered guilty if they intentionally abduct someone with the intent to commit another crime. Such crimes like:
It means the defendant is accused of abducting someone to intentionally cause physical harm to the victim such as:
It means to restrain someone by holding them in an area where they are unlikely to be found. It also means using or threatening to use deadly force to keep control of the victim.
Kidnapping is considered a class A felony in Washington State. So a convicted defendant can face up to life in prison and/or a fine of up to $50,000.
Yes. It’s vital to speak with a washington criminal lawyer about resolving the kidnapping charge you face in Washington State.
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