Criminal Charges for Kidnapping
Defense Attorneys | Crumbley-Blackwell & Associates, P.C.
Kidnapping occurs when a person is taken against his or her will, with the intention to falsely imprison or confine that person without authority. People are often kidnapped for ransom or to further another crime. In many jurisdictions, to attract the charge of kidnapping, a person must have confined the victim in a bounded area against the victim's will. Kidnapping a person is a major crime and incarceration is a serious threat. If you or a loved one are faced with a kidnapping charge, contact our office immediately. Our criminal defense lawyers will sit down with you to answer your questions and provide a strategic defense plan for your case moving forward. To schedule a free consultation with a member of our team, call (256) 539-4464 or complete an online case evaluation form.
What punishments could I face for a kidnapping conviction?
There are two kinds of kidnapping charges:
- First-degree kidnapping is a Class A felony and a conviction could result in a maximum sentence of life imprisonment and a maximum fine of $250,000, or a combination of both.
- Second-degree kidnapping is a Class B felony and a conviction could result in a sentence of 25 years or more imprisonment and a maximum fine of $250,000, or a combination of both.
Contact us today regarding your kidnapping case
Kidnapping is a very serious charge. If you are facing kidnapping charges in North Alabama, you will need experienced criminal defense attorneys to develop a strategic plan that is tailored to your case and will help to provide a desired outcome. Our criminal defense lawyers can also help you arrange for bail and prepare for what lies ahead. Now is the time to retain a trusted criminal lawyer to defend your case. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation by phone at (256) 539-4464 or online by completing a case evaluation form.