It refers to forceful abduction of a human being with the intention to hold them for ransom, or seize them away for the motive of harrassment (physically or mentally or sexually), taking them hostage and various other motives.
(also spelled kidnaping) n. the taking of a person against his/her will (or from the control of a parent or guardian) from one place to another under circumstances in which the person so taken does not have freedom of movement, will, ...
kidnapping - The unlawful and carrying away of a human being by force and against his will.
knowingly - With knowledge, willfully or intentionally with respect to a material element of an offense.
The forcible taking and carrying away of someone by force and against his will. This includes unlawfully confining someone for ransom, or as a hostage, or to harm them in any way. See also abduction.
KIDNAPPING. The forcible and unlawful abduction and conveying away of a man, woman, or child, from his or her home, without his or her will or consent, and sending such person away, with an intent to deprive him or her of some right.
Kidnapping is the taking away of a person against the person's will, by "Force" or "Fraud" usually to hold the person in "False Imprisonment." False imprisonment is a confinement of a person without consent or legal authority.
Kidnapping: The unlawful taking and carrying away of a human being by force and against his or her will.
Knowingly: With knowledge, willfully, with respect to a material element of an offense.
Definition from Nolo's Plain-English Law Dictionary
Leading someone away by fraudulent persuasion or by force.
"Kidnapping (is) the stealing and carrying away, or secreting of any person of any age or either sex against the will of such a person, or if he be a minor, against the will of his friends or lawful guardians, is an offence at common law...." ...
The Parental Kidnapping Prevention Act is a Federal Law enacted to address interstate custody issues. The PKPA preempts any conflicting state law.
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See also "kidnapping". TOP Abet : The act of encouraging or inciting another to do a certain thing, such as a crime. For example, many countries will equally punish a person who aids or abets another to commit a crime.
Crimes commonly found in the felony category include murder, kidnapping, armed robbery, embezzlement, rape, treason, fraud, grand theft, arson, racketeering, some instances of drug possession, and the third or fourth O.V.I.
a service operated by the Federal Office of Child Support Enforcement to help the States locate parents in order to obtain child support payments; also used in cases of parental kidnapping related to custody and visitation determinations; ...
: a murder that is committed with premeditation or during the course of a serious felony (as kidnapping) or that otherwise (as because of extreme cruelty) requires the most serious punishment under the law ...
The most serious category of crimes, which includes murder, rape, kidnapping, assault, robbery, burglary, arson, theft, carrying a concealed deadly weapon. The punishment may be imprisonment for longer than a year, and/or a fine greater than $1,000.
To take someone away from a place without that person's consent or by fraud. See also " kidnapping".
The act of encouraging or inciting another to do a certain thing, such as a crime.
To carry a person away by force or fraud. This term applies only to a person - a thing cannot be abducted. See also "kidnapping".
To aid, encourage or incite another to do wrong. "Aiding and abetting" is a crime in many countries.
If the perpetrator confines the victim for a substantial period of time (or moves him a significant distance) in order to commit a felony, the false imprisonment may become a kidnapping.
Felony. A felony is a serious crime punishable by at least one year in prison. Some family law felonies include kidnapping and custodial interference (in some states).
DESIGNATED FELONY: An act committed by a person 13, 14, or 15 years of age, which if committed by an adult, would constitute one of the following crimes: murder, kidnapping, arson, assault, manslaughter, rape, criminal sexual acts, or robbery.
FELONY - A crime considered to be of a graver nature than a misdemeanor and punishable by more than a year in prison. Examples of felonies include murder, kidnapping, manslaughter, burglary, robbery, and certain types of sexual abuse.
a crime (offense) for which a Grand Jury rules that there is enough evidence to charge a defendant with a felony (a crime punishable by death or a term in the state penitentiary). These crimes include murder, manslaughter, rape, kidnapping, ...
In some states, the abductor must intend to marry or defile the person, the person abducted must be a child, or the abductor must intend to subject the victim to concubinage or prostitution. Kidnapping is more limited, ...
enforcement agencies locate alleged fathers and parents that do not have custody of their children. The information is used to establish custody and visitation rights, establish and enforce child support payments, investigate parental kidnapping, ...
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