Kidnapping is a criminal offense that involves the unlawful taking or confinement of an individual without their consent. The Criminal Code defines kidnapping as the following:
Section 279(1) states that a person commits kidnapping when they forcibly confine, imprison, or forcibly seize or detain another person against their will, with the intent to cause them to be confined, imprisoned, or seized or detained against their will.
Kidnapping is considered a serious crime in Canada and is punishable under the law. The penalties for kidnapping can vary depending on the circumstances and severity of the offense. If found guilty, the offender can face imprisonment for a term of years, and in some cases, life imprisonment.
The criminal defence lawyers at Lockyer Zaduk Zeeh have extensive experience successfully defending kidnapping allegations. If you or someone you know has been charged with kidnapping, you should contact a criminal lawyer immediately to help determine the best defence. Call us at (416) 613-0416 or (416) 595-9500 or contact us at info@Lzzdefence.ca for a free consultation.