Kidnapping

Note: The law office of Michael Terribile offers the following information as a general description of acts that Arizona laws are designed to address. This list does not include every act that would violate the laws of Arizona, but is provided as a sampling of those acts. The descriptions are not intended as legal definitions of the crimes. Additionally, laws differ from state to state. Contact Mr. Terribile, an experienced criminal defense lawyer, to address any questions about acts that could be prosecuted as criminal offenses.

Unlawful imprisonment is the act of restraining another person.

Kidnapping is the act of restraining another person with the intent to hold that person as a shield or hostage; or for involuntary servitude; or inflicting death or physical injury, or a sexual offense, or otherwise aiding in the commission of a felony; or placing the person in reasonable fear of physical injury to themselves or to some other person; or interfering with the performance of a government or political function; or exercising control over any vehicle.

Sex trafficking is the act of enticing, transporting or facilitating another person 18 years of age or older, to engage in prostitution by force, fraud, or coercion.

This crime can be committed by enticing, transporting, or facilitating another person under the age of 18 to engage in prostitution.

PREPARATORY OFFENSES

 

Attempt is the act of engaging in conduct which is a step in the course of conduct planned to result in the commission of any crime.

Solicitation is the act of encouraging, soliciting, or commanding another person to commit a crime.

Conspiracy is the act of agreeing with at least one other person that any member of the conspiracy will engage in criminal activity. But for certain exceptions, for this crime to be committed, in addition to the agreement, one of the members of the conspiracy must have committed at least one overt act toward carrying out the planned criminal activity.

Facilitation is the act of providing the means or opportunity for someone else to commit a crime, while knowing that it was the other person’s intent to commit a crime.