In Colorado, kidnapping is committed when a person knowingly seizes and carries any person from one place to another, without his or her consent and without lawful justification.
Kidnapping, so long as it not accompanied by any aggravating circumstances, is a class 4 felony. If convicted of kidnapping, a person faces sentencing of, probation with a possible jail sentence as a condition of probation of up to 90 days, or up to a two-year work release sentence as a condition of probation, or a sentence to the Department of Corrections of two to six years, but as much as 12 years if the court finds the presence of exceptional circumstances, with a mandatory parole period of three years.
If kidnapping occurs with the use of a deadly weapon, it is a class 3 felony and is subject to a mandatory minimum sentence to prison.
Stalking is generally charged as a class 5 felony, and it could be charged as a class 4 felony if the person has a prior conviction for stalking within seven years of the instant offense, or here was a protection order in place at the time of the stalking.
When a person is convicted of class 5 felony stalking, he or she may be sentenced to, probation with a possible jail sentence as a condition of probation of up to 90 days, or up to a two-year work release sentence as a condition of probation, or the offense is punishable by a prison sentence of one to three years, with a possible sentence of up to six years if the court finds the presence of exceptional circumstances, with a mandatory parole period of two years.
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