You are guilty of kidnapping under state law if you take or transport another person against their will. Most times, this crime occurs for a ransom, in the act of perpetrating another crime, or in relation to a child custody matter. But whenever it happens, it is an exceptionally serious charge with exceptionally serious penalties. If you or someone you love faces charges of kidnapping, you need an experienced criminal attorney like one from our firm — call now to get a free consultation.
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If you are facing kidnapping charges, contact our firm today to begin working on your defense immediately. When you are faced with allegations of this nature, your case requires experienced legal representation. Our firm fights complex felony charges for our clients, and we offer free consultations. Call us today to get on the road to getting your life back. Se habla Español.
Kidnapping charges are among the most serious criminal offenses that exist in the state, and carry very serious penalties. If you are accused of this felony, if your charges include allegations of a sexual attack, or if you committed kidnapping alongside other crimes, you could face life imprisonment without the possibility of parole.
Take no chances with such charges. Contact an experienced criminal defense lawyer, like one from our firm, the moment you think you might even be a suspect in a kidnapping case. We have criminal defense attorneys ready to fight your charges — call us now!
What Constitutes Kidnapping Under California Law?
For an act to qualify as kidnapping, the perpetrator must move another person a significant distance through either intimidation or force without the consent of that person. The question of force, fear and intimidation can be complicated in these cases. It means, in legal terms, that you actually inflict physical force on the victim of the kidnapping, or you threaten imminent harm to them.
In some instances, additional factors cause the charges to be elevated to aggravated kidnapping. This is a more serious charge that may carry a penalty of life imprisonment. The scenarios that lead to an aggravated kidnapping charge include, but are not limited to:
- Demanding a ransom
- Using force, fear or fraud to kidnap a child under 14 years of age
- Causing serious harm or death to the victim
- Kidnapping a victim through a carjacking
Severe penalties can include life imprisonment, and you don’t want to take any chances with these allegations. If you or someone you know has been accused of kidnapping, contact our firm today to begin building a strategy in your defense. Your best bet right now is to get an aggressive lawyer working for you — call us now to schedule a free consultation with one who has over 20 years of experience in the area.
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At David Lehr Law, we understand how serious such charges can be, and we are prepared to offer a free consultation to anyone facing kidnapping charges in Ventura, Camarillo, or Oxnard. Our offices are accessible to public transportation, conveniently located across from the city courthouse. Contact us today; se Habla Espanol.