The various offenses listed in the article include kidnapping in the first degree (class A-1 Felony), labor trafficking in the first degree (class D Felony), unlawful imprisonment in the first degree (class E Felony), and coercion in the first degree (class D Felony). All of these crimes are also listed in the second degree. Second degree crimes although serious are considered less serious than those in the first degree. First degree crimes in Article 135 usually involve actions that force victims to engage in activities that they normally would not, such as felonies or sexual situations, or they involve a greater likelihood or degree of violence and harm to the victim.
Kidnapping involves taking control of someone and restraining him or her without his or her consent. The person who is kidnapped is being taken away against their will. Kidnapping is the act of taking someone against their will and transporting them to a location, while unlawful imprisonment involves restraining someone and keeping them confined. Coercion utilizes force, physical and/or psychological, and is dedicated to making someone engage in an action that they normally would not or to which they object.