Kidnapping is a criminal offense codified in California Penal Code Sections 207 and 209. Kidnapping involves the forcible abduction of a person and holding of that person against his will. This is an extremely serious charge which, if convicted upon, may expose the accused to a lengthy term in the state prison. It is therefore extremely important that you retain the services of an experienced, knowledgeable attorney to aggressively defend you and your rights immediately.
A kidnapping is generally classified as either an aggravated kidnapping, child kidnapping, kidnapping for ransom, parental kidnapping and simple kidnapping. A simple kidnapping conviction in California will result in a state prison sentence ranging from 3, 5 or 8 years, and if the kidnapping involves a child under 14 years old, then a state prison sentence of up to 11 years can be imposed.
A conviction for an aggravated kidnapping, as defined in Penal Code Section 209, can result in a lifetime sentence in the state penitentiary. An aggravated kidnapping charge involves an abduction with the intent to commit an additional crime with them, such as to extort ransom money for their return, to injure them, to sexually abuse them, to use them as a hostage, and so on. Your future depends on strong representation, and you owe it to yourself and your family to hire a gifted lawyer.
James E. Silverstein is innovative, tenacious, and he will do everything in his power to keep you out of jail and have the kidnapping crime charges against you dismissed or reduced.
Do you need an experienced Southern California Criminal kidnapping Crimes Defense Lawyer? Contact the Law Offices of James E. Silverstein for a free consultation today at 747-230-4468.