In criminal law, kidnapping is the taking away or transportation of a person against that person’s will, usually to hold the person in false imprisonment, a confinement without legal authority. This may be done for ransom or in furtherance of another crime, or in connection with a child custody dispute. In some countries such as the United States a large number of child abductions arise after separation or divorce when one parent wishes to keep a child against the will of the other or against a court order.
Probable Penalties & Consequences
Conviction for kidnapping can generate punishment from three, five, or eight years in state prison. For a child younger than fourteen years old the prison term increases to five, eight, or eleven years. If murder during a kidnapping, first degree murder resulting in a sentence of life imprisonment without parole or the death penalty.
Representing Clients Charged with Crimes
Clients who have been arrested and charged should act immediately in order to prevent the charges from expanding and other jurisdictions from filing additional charges.
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