Uber driver facing criminal charges relating to kidnapping

On Behalf of | Apr 6, 2021 | Criminal Defense |

Laws are in place in efforts to keep individuals as safe as possible. However, in cases where someone is suspected of breaking the law, there is not always clear-cut evidence showing that a law was broken or that the person committed a crime. Some information could be hearsay, or a misunderstanding may have led to a person’s arrest. Unfortunately, even in cases of misunderstanding, a person taken into custody may still have to defend against criminal charges.

One man in Massachusetts will certainly want to have his case addressed properly after recently being taken into custody. According to reports, the man was an Uber driver and is accused of attempting to kidnap a woman who requested a ride through the Uber service. The woman made the following claims:

  • After getting into the vehicle, the driver was acting in a peculiar manner.
  • She asked him to stop the vehicle so she could get out.
  • The child safety locks were engaged, making it impossible for her to unlock the door.
  • The driver then climbed into the backseat with her.

The woman also stated that she was able to get around him and climb out the front door of the vehicle. She reported the incident to police, and the man was later taken into custody. He is currently facing a charge for kidnapping, and his arraignment was pending at the time of the report.

A charge of kidnapping can have steep consequences if a person is convicted. Certainly, this Massachusetts man will want to thoroughly explore his defense options to ensure that he finds the best way to handle these criminal charges. Though the situation may seem dire, it is important to remember that he is presumed innocent until — and only if — he is convicted in a court of law.