A person commits the crime of kidnapping if he knowingly confines another person under his control with a purpose to:
- Hold him for ransom or as a hostage
- Avoid apprehension by a law enforcement official
- Terrorize him or some other person
- Commit an offense against another person
Kidnapping is a class A felony unless the person voluntarily releases the victim without serious bodily injury and in a safe place prior to trial. In that case it is a class B felony.
Kidnapping is an incredibly serious charge, and if you are charged with kidnapping, you need an experienced and effective criminal defense attorney to represent you immediately. Because kidnapping is a felony-level charge, a person convicted of it may be sent to the New Hampshire State Prison. The criminal defense lawyers at Wilson, Bush & Keefe have the proven record of success to defend you when you need it the most.