Arizona state law prohibits individuals from taking or removing a person against their will. Typically, a person will be charged with kidnapping if they hold, refrain or confine an individual against their will by the use of force, violence or the threat of violence.

Arizona law provides prosecutors with the ability to increase an individual's punishment for kidnapping if any of the following factors occur:

  • Physical harm to the victim;
  • Request for ransom;
  • Use of the victim as a shield or a hostage;
  • Presence of more than one individual;
  • Force of involuntary servitude.

A person charged with kidnapping may face several severe punishments including imprisonment, probation, fines, community service and a permanent felony record.

An individual that is charged with kidnapping in Arizona should contact The Newsome Firm right away to discuss their possible options with their case. A kidnapping offense can have an ever lasting effect on a individual's life. Due to the seriousness of this type of offense, it is highly recommended that a person hire an attorney that will fight on their behalf.

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