Southern California Criminal Defense Law Firm
Kidnapping is used to describe the crime of forcibly abducting a person and holding him/her against his/her will. Common types of kidnapping are: aggravated kidnapping, child kidnapping, kidnapping for ransom, parental kidnapping and simple kidnapping. If you are charged with kidnapping in the state of California you will be facing serious charges. These charges will require an experienced criminal defense attorney with the qualifications and knowledge to effectively protect your rights.
If convicted of kidnapping in California you may face severe penalties and punishments depending on the charge. Simple kidnapping will result in a 3, 5 or 8 year prison sentence and if the child is under 14, up to eleven years behind bars. If convicted of aggravated kidnapping which is an elevated charge, you can receive 20 years for just one count, and up to life imprisonment. An aggravated kidnapping charge involves abducting an individual with the intent to:
• Hold them for a ransom or reward
• Use them as a human shield or hostage
• Facilitate the commission of a felony or the flight after the attempt or commission of a felony
• Inflict bodily injury on them or violate or abuse them sexually
• Terrorize them or a third person
• Interfere with the performance of any governmental or political function
At the Law Offices of James E. Blatt we will provide you with outstanding criminal defense for your kidnapping charges. We have handled kidnapping cases of all kinds and have provided our clients with superior results.
Experienced Kidnapping Defense Lawyers
If you or a loved one have been charged with kidnapping or aggravated kidnapping, you must hire an experienced criminal defense attorney who can protect your rights immediately. At the Law Offices of James E. Blatt, our lawyers are excellent criminal defense attorneys who will provide you with the personal care and attention that you deserve. Contact our firm today and let us start to aggressively fight the charges against you.
Accused of kidnapping in California? Contact us today!