Experienced And Aggressive Defense For Kidnapping Charges
Kidnapping refers to the crime of intentionally confining, abducting, or imprisoning another person against their will, usually by means of force. While people of all ages can fall victim to kidnapping, it’s mostly children who are abducted or held captive by a kidnapper.
A person will be charged with kidnapping (a first-degree felony) if they kidnap a person with the intent to:
- Hold the person for ransom or reward
- Hold the person as a hostage or as a shield
- Commit or facilitate the commission of a felony crime
- Inflict bodily harm or terrorize the victim or another person
- Interfere with the performance of a governmental or political function
First-degree felony kidnapping charges will also be brought against anyone who confines a child under the age of 13 against his or her will and without the consent of his or her parent or guardian.
However, it is a much more serious kidnapping offense to confine a child under the age of 13 and commit:
- Aggravated child abuse
- Sexual battery
- Statutory rape
- Lewd or lascivious battery
- Child molestation
- Child prostitution
- Child pornography
- Child exploitation
Kidnapping Defense Attorneys Serving Tallahassee
If you have been charged with kidnapping, it’s imperative that you retain the legal counsel of an experienced and aggressive kidnapping defense attorney right away. Even the simplest kidnapping charges can result in up to 30 years in prison and $10,000 in fines. In some kidnapping cases, the penalty is life in prison, without the possibility of probation or parole. At the law offices of Jansen & Davis, P.A., we are committed to providing you with the dedicated attention and uncompromising defense you need to successfully fight your charges.
We know a kidnapping conviction will take a devastating toll on your rights, reputation and future. We can thoroughly investigate your charges, assert your rights and zealously advocate your innocence in court. We promise not to give up on you or your case, but rather work hard until your case has been resolved in the best possible outcome.