Charged with Kidnapping?
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Depending on the specific circumstances surrounding your case, you may face the death sentence for being convicted of kidnapping. This is defined under law as the taking of another person and carrying them away or detaining them by the use of force, coercion or deceit.
There are many different situations that can lead to a kidnapping charge. If you are a parent who does not have legal custody of your child, you may be charged with kidnapping if you have taken your child out of the state without the permission of your child's legal guardian. According to the law, it does not matter if the child came willingly or not. If your kidnapping charges involve a victim who is under the age of 13 and include additional charges of sexual misconduct or battery, you may even face a life sentence. If you have been accused of kidnapping, our firm can defend your rights regardless of the circumstances that led to your arrest.
Penalties for Kidnapping Charges
According to Florida Statute 787.01, kidnapping is considered a first degree felony and a Level 9 offense, one of the most severe according to state guidelines. Someone who is convicted of this charge may face a minimum imprisonment time of 48 months.
These are other possible penalties for kidnapping charges:
- 48 months to life imprisonment
- Probation for life
- Fines worth $10, 000
The burden of proof lies in the prosecution's ability to prove that the alleged victim did not consent, we can use our knowledge of the law to find weaknesses in their argument. As every case is unique, there is no one single cut and dry strategy, which is why you should get in touch with our Miami criminal defense attorneys to discuss your case. We can work with you to find the best possible strategy to help protect your freedom and your reputation.
Fight your charges—call us now!
Being accused of kidnapping can change your life. If you are convicted, you may spend a significant amount of time in jail in addition to paying hefty fines up to $10,000. No two kidnapping charges are the same, and a defense attorney from Parks & Braxton, PA can explain the specifics of your charges and the best route to take. We offer you a free and confidential consultation to discuss your charges and to determine the best defense strategy to use.
Our superior criminal defense team may be able to help you negotiate a reduced sentence or have your charges dropped altogether, so call and secure our help today!