In Tennessee abduction is not against the Criminal Code. In Tennessee, we define it as kidnapping. There are basically four types of kidnapping. One, false imprisonment which is a misdemeanor. Two, kidnapping. Three, aggravated kidnapping. Four, especially aggravated kidnapping.
One thing that we're seeing more now is the district attorney's office using kidnapping charges as a wedge or a hammer to force a plea bargain agreement, so you then elevate the simple domestic violence case into a case where you're looking at mandatory jail time. If you have any questions about kidnapping, whether kidnapping can apply, what is it, what happens, the penalties, please give us a call. Contact us via the website and then we'll answer your questions.