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Is it legal to pay a ransom?

While kidnapping and extortion are illegal, is it legal to pay such criminals for the release of the person or thing being held? Are there particular circumstances of the payer or payee that make it ...
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Would a parent leaving their child at safe haven to avoid paying child support be guilty of a crime?

Let me start by saying this is a purely hypothetical question asked only out of curiosity, I have no unwanted children nor am I horrible enough person to do this if I did. Still lets say ...
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Is it legal to record audio using a phone if the phone has been stolen?

I am thinking of creating a business wherein I use specialized software on a client's phone that can be leveraged in the event that the phone in question gets stolen or the owner kidnapped. The ...
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Is this considered Kidnapping under law?

Okay so the title is questionable but hopefully intriguing. I am not a man of law so I do not know, anyways. Prom is coming up, my friend has a girlfriend 2 hours north of where we live and he wants ...
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Is it a crime to shoot a kidnapper who is in the process of kidnapping your child?

If someone was in the process of kidnapping your baby and you were chasing after that person, if you have a gun on you and you use it to shoot that person and then that person dies, would you be ...
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Is taking an injured person to a hospital without their consent kidnapping?

I found this definition of "kidnapping" on Google: kidnap, verb. Take (someone) away illegally by force, typically to obtain a ransom. Synonyms: abduct, carry off, capture, seize, snatch, take ...
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Is it really an abduction if the protest or resistance ends before the “victim” is “released”?

My friend ran into her ex-boyfriend at a store. They began arguing, he grabbed her and carried her to his truck, then drove off with her and didn't have her consent. She tells me that he was going to ...
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If your friend takes you against your will is it still Kidnapping

I know that kidnapping refers to unlawfully taking a person. I also know a friend is someone you know well, love, trust, and hangout with. But if your friend grabs you, forces you in their car and ...