R.C. 2905.01 Attorney in Cuyahoga County
Pursuant to Ohio Revised Code 2905.01, Kidnapping is defined as:
- By force, threat, deception, or any means in the case of a person who was under the age of thirteen or who was mentally incompetent, did remove the victim from the place where he/she was found or restrained them of his/her liberty for the purpose of:
- Holding for ransom, as a shield, as a hostage; or
- Facilitating the commission of any felony or flight thereafter; or
- Terrorizing or inflicting serious physical harm on the victim; or
- Engaging in sexual activity with the victim against his/her will; or
- Hindering, impeding or obstructing a function of government or forcing any action or concession on the part of governmental authority.
There is also an alternative form of kidnapping under R.C 2905.01(B), which provides
- When defendant by force, threat, deception, or any means in the case of a person who was under the age of thirteen or who was mentally incompetent and under circumstances that created a substantial risk of serious physical harm to the victim created a substantial risk of serious physical harm or caused physical harm to the victim, who was under the age of eighteen knowingly:
- Removed the victim from the place where he/she was found; or
- Restrained the victim of his/her liberty; or
- Held the victim in a condition of involuntary servitude.
At the law firm of Triscaro & Associates we vigorously represent those charged with Kidnapping, a violation of Ohio Revised Code 2905.01.
If you, or a loved one has been charged with Kidnapping in Cleveland or Cuyahoga County, please feel free to contact us for a free and confidential consultation today.