Bixby Kidnapping Defense Attorney

Kidnapping is generally defined as the taking a person from one place to another place against the person’s own will, and or confining of an individual or individuals to a controlled space. This is often done in connection with ransom or, more commonly, in furtherance of another crime.

Kidnapping is not an easy charge for the prosecution to prove because they must also show that the confinement, abduction or imprisonment was not slight, inconsequential or merely incidental during the commission of the felony. The charge of kidnapping will not stand up in court if the confinement, abduction or imprisonment was the kind inherent in the nature of the felony and that the kidnapping did not make the commission of the underlying felony easier to commit or lessen the risk of detection.

For a free, honest assessment of your case, contact Bixby kidnapping defense attorney Arya Adibi today. False imprisonment is a lesser included offense which carries significantly less prison time than kidnapping. False imprisonment differs from kidnapping because the prosecution merely has to prove that a defendant by force or threat: confined, abducted, imprisoned or restrained a victim against their will with no lawful authority. The additional elements under the kidnapping statute do not have to be proven beyond a reasonable doubt by the prosecution. False imprisonment is still considered a crime of violence.

Arya Adibi is a kidnapping defense attorney who handles kidnapping cases in Tulsa, as well as kidnapping cases in Bixby, Owasso, Jenks, Broken Arrow, Muskogee, Okmulgee, Bristow, Sand Springs, Sapulpa, Wagoner, Claremore, Skiatook, and surrounding areas.