If you or a loved one is arrested in the Columbus area on an abduction charge, such as kidnapping, you’re in for a tough fight. It just makes sense to hire the best defense attorney you can, because the penalties are severe.
Ohio law details four different kinds of abduction charges, the most serious being the crime of “Kidnapping”. These charges include the crimes of “Kidnapping,” “Abduction,” “Unlawful Restraint,” and “Criminal Child Enticement.”
Ohio’s “Kidnapping” statute, recognizes two forms of kidnapping.
The first type, prohibits removal or restraint of liberty of another, by force, threat, or deception, that is done for a number of listed purposes — including ransom, the commission of a another felony, or to terrorize or cause serious bodily harm, to list a few.
The second type of kidnapping does not require that the removal or restraint be done for any of the specified purposes required in the previous subsection, if it is done in a way that creates a risk of serious physical harm to the person.
“Abduction,” contains three types of the crime in Ohio. The three types are the:
(1) removal of another by force or threat;
(2) restraint of another by force or threat under conditions that create a risk of bodily harm or fear; and
(3) holding another in a condition of “involuntary servitude.” The crime of “Abduction” is a lesser included offense of kidnapping.
Chapter 2905 of the Ohio Revised Code also creates the offenses of “Unlawful Restraint” and “Criminal Child Enticement.”
The crime of “Unlawful restraint” is defined in Section 2905.03 of the Ohio Revised Code as the knowing restraint of another’s liberty, a lesser included offense of both kidnapping and of abduction.
The crime of “Criminal Child Enticement” is soliciting, coaxing, enticing, or luring of a child under the age of 14 into accompanying the offender in any manner, including entering into a motor vehicle.
For a detailed description of the Ohio laws and penalties for Kidnapping, Abduction, Unlawful Restraint, and Criminal Child Enticement, please view the Ohio Revised Code, Title 29, Chapter 2905, or call one of our criminal defense attorneys in Columbus for a free consultation.
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If you or a loved one is accused or under investigation for Kidnapping, Abduction or any other crime in Ohio, please speak with a criminal defense lawyer from our Columbus law firm. We will meet or talk to you without charge to review the facts of your case.