Kidnapping is defined as removing an individual without his or her consent and taking them to another location. Oklahoma law states that if someone kidnaps, either by imprisoning the other person, coercing the person to perform or be sold into slavery, or forcing the person to leave the state, can be charged with kidnapping, which is a felony under the law.
If you have been accused of this crime, you may already know how serious the penalties can be. We urge you to contact Saint & Watzke, PLLP right away and retain our defense team.
Kidnapping is a serious offense and is considered a felony. Anyone convicted of a felony carries with him a lifelong stigma. It can damage relationships, make it difficult to find a job, and live life as an average citizen. Not to mention, the penalties are severe, at maximum several years of imprisonment.
If the kidnapping involves children, aged 13 or under, the penalties are enhanced—at minimum one could face 10 years in prison or up to life imprisonment, at most. Many parents are often accused of this crime because they are trying to regain custody. However, they do not realize the implications and the weight of the possible criminal charges that could result.
If you have been accused of kidnapping, please contact our Broken Arrow criminal defense attorneys right away. We can help clear up any understanding and bring your case forth in court if necessary. We offer free, confidential case consultations to get you started. We have a diverse background of legal experience. Our one-of-a-kind legal approach and commitment to fighting for our clients’ rights is simply unparalleled.