Kidnapping|abduction defense lawyer

Defense Lawyer Brandon Shroy aggressively defends against Kidnapping and Abduction allegations

Kidnapping is the act of removing or restraining another in order to facilitate a felony, such as robbery or sexual assault, by using force or threat of force. Abduction is the act of removing or restraining another using force or threat of force, but without additional motivation.

Kidnapping ranges under Ohio law from a felony of the 2nd degree to a felony of the 1st degree, with potential penalties of up to 11 years in prison.

Abduction ranges under Ohio law from a felony of the 3rd degree to a felony of the 2nd degree, with potential penalties of 9 months to 8 years in prison upon a finding of guilt.

Both Kidnapping and Abduction are crimes of violence under Ohio law and cannot ever be sealed from your record.

Allegations of Kidnapping and Abduction lead to life-altering consequences and demand immediate attention to prevent incarceration, inability to own or possess a firearm, and the stigma that follows a serious felony conviction. 

Columbus Criminal Defense Lawyer Brandon Shroy has been successfully fighting to protect the rights of Ohio's citizens for 12 years in and around Franklin County. Let him use his experience to get you the best possible outcome. 



frequently asked questions about KIDNAPPING|ABDUCTION in ohio

What is the difference between Kidnapping and Abduction?
Both Kidnapping and Abduction fall under the following simple definition: no person shall use force or threat of force to remove a person from the place they are. The difference is that Kidnapping involves additional intent and is a method of facilitating another felony. Abduction is a lesser charge and does not include the motivation that Kidnapping includes.

What makes Kidnapping and Abduction felonies?
They are classified as violent crimes by nature and lawmakers subsequently made them felonies.

Can Kidnapping or Abduction charges be dropped?
Yes, Charges of Kidnapping or Abduction can be dropped by a prosecutor or beaten at trial but they are fact specific and experienced criminal defense is crucial.

Can you go to jail for Kidnapping or Abduction?
You can go to jail for the duration of your case, depending on the bond you are given at your arraignment. A conviction for either charge would likely carry prison time.


Brandon Shroy has spent years defending and winning Kidnapping and Abduction cases in Central Ohio.

As your attorney, Brandon Shroy will utilize his extensive criminal defense experience and leverage his reputation as an aggressive litigator to fight on your behalf and deliver the best possible outcome.

Brandon practices in all Central Ohio courts including the Federal District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, the Courts of Common Pleas, Municipal courts and Mayor's courts.


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