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Kidnapping

In general, kidnapping is taking away or transportation a person against the person’s will, usually to hold the person in false imprisonment or a confinement without legal authority.  This may be done for ransom, in furtherance of another crime, or in connection with a child custody dispute.

In Arizona, kidnapping, and its related offenses, are listed in ARS § 13-1301 et seq.

 

13-1304. Kidnapping; classification; consecutive sentence

A. A person commits kidnapping by knowingly restraining another person with the intent to:

 1. Hold the victim for ransom, as a shield or hostage; or

 2. Hold the victim for involuntary servitude; or

 3. Inflict death, physical injury or a sexual offense on the victim, or to otherwise aid in the commission of a felony; or

 4. Place the victim or a third person in reasonable apprehension of imminent physical injury to the victim or the third person; or

 5. Interfere with the performance of a governmental or political function; or

 6. Seize or exercise control over any airplane, train, bus, ship or other vehicle.

B. Kidnapping is a class 2 felony unless the victim is released voluntarily by the defendant without physical injury in a safe place before arrest and before accomplishing any of the further enumerated offenses in subsection A of this section in which case it is a class 4 felony. If the victim is released pursuant to an agreement with the state and without any physical injury, it is a class 3 felony. If the victim is under fifteen years of age kidnapping is a class 2 felony punishable pursuant to section 13-705. The sentence for kidnapping of a victim under fifteen years of age shall run consecutively to any other sentence imposed on the defendant and to any undischarged term of imprisonment of the defendant.

 

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