Kidnapping is the act of moving another person a substantial distance against their will by fear or force. If another person is moved with a demand for ransom or the victim suffers serious bodily harm or death the offense is elevated to Aggravated Kidnapping, which may carry a lifetime prison sentence. Examples of Kidnapping include holding a gun to someone’s head demanding they provide a ride away from a crime scene or abducting another person by threat to them or a family member or taking a person to a location other than the stated or expected destination.
What does the prosecutor have to prove?
1. Defendant unlawfully moved a person by use of force or by any other means of instilling fear.
2. The defendant moved the victim without his or her consent.
3. Defendant moved Victim for a substantial distance, that is, a distance more than slight or trivial. [PC 207(a)]
With probation 364-364 days