Kidnapping


The term “Kidnapping” means forcibly, secretly, or by threat confining, abducting, or imprisoning another person against her or his will and without lawful authority, with intent to:

  • Hold for ransom or reward or as a shield or hostage.

  • Commit or facilitate commission of any felony.

  • Inflict bodily harm upon or to terrorize the victim or another person.

  • Interfere with the performance of any governmental or political function. 

A person who kidnaps a person is guilty of a felony of the first degree, punishable by imprisonment for a term of years not exceeding life. 

A person who commits the offense of kidnapping upon a child under the age of 13 and who, in the course of committing the offense, commits one or more of the following:

  • Aggravated child abuse

  • Sexual battery against the child

  • Lewd or lascivious battery, lewd or lascivious molestation, lewd or lascivious conduct, or lewd or lascivious exhibition

  • A violation relating to prostitution, upon the child; or

  • Exploitation of the child or allowing the child to be exploited, 
    commits a life felony.

Kidnapping is a very serious crime in Florida. False imprisonment often accompanies the misdemeanor charge of domestic battery. Just because your significant other (girlfriend/boyfriend/husband/wife/etc) wants the charges dropped, they will not just go away.
If accused, you should refuse to talk with the police, and then immediately call an expert in the law, today!

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