Kidnapping Charge in Columbus, Georgia

Kidnapping is taking someone from one location to another or forcibly holding that person against his or her will. Movement of the victim is a vital component of kidnapping under Georgia law.

Kidnapping can occur under many circumstances, including child custody cases.


Penalties for Kidnapping

There are a number of penalties for kidnapping that may be applied, depending on the circumstances of the case.

If the victim is under the age of 14:

  • Prison sentence of 10 to 20 years
  • Lifetime probation

If the victim sustained bodily injury or if the victim was kidnapped for ransom:

  • Life imprisonment or
  • Death