Kidnapping Defense Lawyer in Rancho Cucamonga
Facts Concerning Kidnapping Offenses
The California Penal Codes regarding kidnapping are lengthy and can be
complex. There are many forms and definitions of kidnapping and the charges
you are facing may not be fully clear to you. In our firm, Chung &
Ignacio, LLP we would like you to understand the crime you are accused
of as the first step to getting the charges resolved. Kidnapping is considered a
violent crime and is a felony offense. Our best advice, therefore, is to immediately
retain a Rancho Cucamonga criminal defense attorney who can aggressively
pursue your defense.
Kidnapping is generally defined as forcibly taking, holding, stealing or
detaining another, utilizing a threat of harm. The key part of a kidnapping
charge is that the person who is kidnapped is moved against their will.
This can include kidnapping with the intention to hold a person for ransom,
reward or any form of extortion. It can also be an instance of carjacking
in which a person is taken forcibly and against their will. Any person
who kidnaps another for purposes of
sex crime or
robbery will be charged with kidnapping as well as other charges.
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Kidnapping can result in a prison sentence of up to 8 years in a state
institution. If the kidnapping was of a child under 14 years of age, the
sentence can go up to 11 years in state prison. Depending on the circumstances
of the incident, some kidnapping charges can result in a life sentence
with or without the possibility of parole. Other punishments can include
lifetime registration as a sex offender, victim restitution, loss of your
driver's license for life and stiff fines.
What is at stake is your freedom and your life as you currently live it.
Sometimes, it can be proven that the person charged with kidnapping felt
they had the consent of the other person. If the key element of movement
of the person cannot be proven, a lesser charge can sometimes be negotiated.
We pride ourselves on inventive and aggressive legal strategies designed
to obtain the best possible outcome for our clients.
Contact a kidnapping defense lawyer in Rancho Cucamonga
for a strong legal defense against kidnapping charges.