Oklahoma Kidnapping Charges
The Wyatt Law Office represents those accused of Oklahoma kidnapping charges, human trafficking and other violent crimes. If you are charged with kidnapping, you will need counsel. Our lawyers are familiar with the law, the defenses to this crime. Whether you are guilty and need to negotiate a plea or you simply want a jury trial (whether innocent or guilty), we will defend you. Your future is our business.
Oklahoma Kidnapping Charges Defined
Any person who, without lawful authority, seizes, confines, inveigles, decoys, kidnaps, abducts, or carries away another, with intent, either:
- To cause such other person to be confined or imprisoned in this state against the will of the other person; or
- To cause such other person to be sent out of this state against the will of the other person; or
- To cause such person to be sold as a slave, or in any way held to service against the will of such person.
A person convicted shall be guilty of a felony punishable by imprisonment in the custody of the Department of Corrections for a term not exceeding twenty (20) years. Upon any trial for a violation of this section, the consent thereto of the person kidnapped or confined, shall not be a defense, unless it appears satisfactorily to the jury, that such person was above the age of twelve (12) years, and that such consent was not extorted by threat, or by duress.
To be parole eligible after a conviction for kidnapping, the inmate must serve 85% of the sentence.
Post-Term Supervision Required
Except for persons sentenced to life or life without parole, any person sentenced to imprisonment for kidnapping and the offense involved sexual abuse or sexual exploitation, shall be required to serve a term of post-imprisonment supervision pursuant to subparagraph f of paragraph 1 of subsection A of Section 991a of Title 22 of the Oklahoma Statutes under conditions determined by the Department of Corrections. The jury shall be advised that the mandatory post-imprisonment supervision shall be in addition to the actual imprisonment.
State & Federal
Kidnapping is punishable by either federal and/or state law depending on whether the crime occurred on federal property or involved a federal agent or employee. We defend the accused in state and federal courts and have extensive experience in both courts. We know the differences between the two systems of justice and are prepared to help you.
Experienced Oklahoma Kidnapping Charges Defense Lawyers
Call the Wyatt Law Office at 405.234.5500 for your Oklahoma Kidnapping Charges Lawyers. Your future is our business.
*Note: Results may vary because each case must be decided on its own unique facts and the law applicable to that given case. You should not infer the likelihood of success on a given case based on past cases handled by this firm.