Accused of kidnapping? You need an experienced kidnapping defense attorney from Chambers Law Firm.
Kidnapping is a very serious crime. Even a brief, non-violent kidnapping can earn you felony charges and up to 8 years in state prison. Naturally, with such high stakes involved you do not want to trust your case to just any attorney. Instead, you need an aggressive and experienced kidnapping defense attorney like Chambers Law Firm. We understand all the nuances of the legal statutes and case law on kidnapping, and we will work diligently to secure the most advantageous resolution possible in your case.
Types of Kidnapping Charges
Simple Kidnapping: Any time you use force or fear to move another person a substantial distance without their consent, you can be charged with the felony crime of simple kidnapping.
Aggravated Kidnapping: If you make a ransom demand or inflict serious bodily harm or death on the victim in the course of the kidnapping, you can be charged with the more serious felony offense of aggravated kidnapping. Aggravated kidnapping charges can also apply for kidnappings that involve extortion, robbery, carjacking, and certain sex crimes. This type of kidnapping carries with it the potential for a life sentence.
False Imprisonment: Restraining, detaining, or confining another person without their consent is false imprisonment. Because this charge carries less serious penalties, it can be advantageous to plead a kidnapping charge down to false imprisonment.
Child Abduction: Child abduction is specific type of kidnapping that does not necessarily require you to move the victim a substantial distance. The crime simply involves deliberately keeping the child from someone with custody rights.
We Know the Best Defense Strategies for Kidnapping Charges
At Chambers Law Firm, we will work diligently to analyze the facts of your case and prepare the strongest possible argument for your defense. We can start by reviewing the evidence that puts you at the scene of the crime—if any of this forensic or eyewitness evidence can be challenged, we can argue that you have been falsely accused.
If it is clear that you were involved in some sort of altercation with the victim, we can explore defense arguments to undermine the specific elements that are involved in the crime of kidnapping. For example, we can argue that the alleged victim consented to being moved or that you didn’t move the victim a “substantial distance.”
Even if the prosecution’s evidence is very strong, we can still help be negotiating for a fair and favorable plea deal. We have ample experience in plea deals and we will do everything in our power to get you a reduced charge and/or reduced penalties.
Call Now for a Free Consultation
If you have been accused of kidnapping, do not hesitate to contact Chambers Law Firm at 714-760-4088. We’ll be happy to provide a free initial consultation to help you understand what your next steps should be.