UNDERSTANDING KIDNAPPING CHARGES
Pursuant to Section 787.01, Florida Statutes, in order to prove kidnapping, the State must establish the following elements:
Defendant forcibly, secretly, or by threat, confined the alleged victim against his or her will.
The Defendant had no lawful authority.
The Defendant acted with intent to hold the victim as a shield or hostage, in order to commit a felony, or otherwise to inflict bodily harm upon the victim, or to terrorize the victim or another person.
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