Kidnapping

Legal Defense in Pasadena for Kidnapping Charges

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In California, as in most states, kidnapping is defined as the taking of a person against his or her will to another location in which the taken person does not have the freedom of movement, will, or decision through violence, threat, force or intimidation. False imprisonment is many times added to the charges, and any harm inflicted on the taken individual can also raise the degree of felony.

If you have been charged with kidnapping, it is important to take the critical first step of hiring an experienced Pasadena kidnapping defense attorney. Here at Tedford & Associates, we produce results for our clients by taking the time to understand each individual situation, thoroughly reviewing the facts, and forming a defense that protects your rights at all costs.

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Types of Kidnapping & Penalties

In California types of kidnappings include:

  • Simple Kidnapping - Punishable by 3-8 years in a state prison.
  • Aggravated Kidnapping - Punishable by life in prison with the possibility for parole.
  • Extortion by Posing as Kidnapper - Punishable by 2-4 years in a state prison.
  • Kidnapping During Carjacking - Punishable by life in state prison with possibility for parole.
  • Parental Kidnapping - Misdemeanor charge punishable by a maximum of one year in county jail; felony charge punishable by 2-4 years in a state prison.

Defenses Against Kidnapping Charges

No matter the circumstances, a defense can always be formed to effectively protect your rights. In the case of kidnapping, there are several ways to defend against a conviction.

These defenses include:

  • Insufficient evidence
  • Mistaken identity
  • Lack of physical evidence
  • Proving that charged person is legally entrusted with custody of the kidnapped individual

By contacting a Pasadena criminal defense attorney as soon as possible, you greatly increase your chance for a successful outcome. We are here to guide you through your case, step by step. Don't take chances with your future by trying to go through this alone. Get a dedicated attorney on your side.

Get started with a free consultation from Tedford & Associates in Pasadena by calling (626) 325-0142 now.

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