Kidnapping - Tulsa Trial Attorneys
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First and foremost, call us right away at 918-884-7791. Whenever you get arrested on such a serious charge, time is of the essence. Anyone arrested has certain constitutional rights that attach at the time of arrest that need to be asserted right away to protect you, your friend or family member. The police and the DA will be doing everything in their power to gather incriminating evidence. Just like the police, you should have a team gathering evidence and statements from Day 1.
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Kidnapping - Legal Definition
You can be convicted of kidnapping if you, without lawful authority, seize, confine, abducts, or carries away another, with the intent to:
1. To cause such other person to be confined or imprisoned in this state against the will of the other person; or
2. To cause such other person to be sent out of this state against the will of the other person; or
3. To cause such person to be sold as a slave, or in any way held to service against the will of such person, 21 O.S. 741
Kidnapping - Lay Terms
When most people think of kidnapping, they think of someone being tied up in a chair, or thrown in the trunk of a car. In reality all it takes to be charged with kidnapping is to prevent another person from moving freely, and you do it against the will of the person. Anytime you restrain the movement of another person, even locking them in a bedroom, it can be considered kidnapping.
Consent May Not Be A Defense
If the alleged victim is 12 years old or younger, then their consent cannot be considered a valid defense. Also, if they are over 12 years old it is the Defendant’s burden to prove that the consent was not extorted by threat or duress. 21 O.S. 741
Kidnapping Litigation Expertise
You need an attorney who not only knows the law, but also knows how to cross-examine alleged victims and witnesses that have a motive to lie. Let Boeheim Freeman Law’s expertise in cross examination and forensics make the difference in your case.