2011 New Mexico Statutes
Chapter 30: Criminal Offenses
Article 4: Kidnapping, 30-4-1 through 30-4-4
Section 30-4-1: Kidnapping.


NM Stat § 30-4-1 (1996 through 1st Sess 50th Legis) What's This?

30-4-1. Kidnapping.

A. Kidnapping is the unlawful taking, restraining, transporting or confining of a person, by force, intimidation or deception, with intent:

(1) that the victim be held for ransom;

(2) that the victim be held as a hostage or shield and confined against his will;

(3) that the victim be held to service against the victim s will; or

(4) to inflict death, physical injury or a sexual offense on the victim.

B. Whoever commits kidnapping is guilty of a first degree felony, except that he is guilty of a second degree felony when he voluntarily frees the victim in a safe place and does not inflict physical injury or a sexual offense upon the victim.

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