Los Angeles Kidnapping Attorney
Criminal Defense Lawyer for Kidnapping Charges
Charges of kidnapping are considered an exceedingly serious criminal offense in California. Kidnapping is defined as the "unlawful taking of another person against their will, with the use of force, threats, coercion or fear" per the California Penal Code. Kidnapping can also be investigated under the jurisdiction of both state and federal law enforcement agencies, who have worked jointly in resolving such cases. It is therefore extremely important that if you, a family member or someone you know has been accused or arrested on a kidnapping charge that you contact a Los Angeles criminal lawyer without delay.
An accomplished lawyer from Cron, Israels & Stark can review all evidence relating to the charges that have been brought against you and establish what can be done immediately to safeguard your rights. Penalties range from 3 years to life imprisonment without the possibility of parole depending on the seriousness of the kidnapping offenses. Our firm provides an initial free consultation to discuss your case and provide you with your legal options.
Enlist a Skilled Criminal Attorney in Los Angeles
It is in your best interest that you consult with a violent crimes attorney prior to allowing yourself to surrender to police questioning or even a search of your property. By contacting us you will receive immediate intervention that can benefit your defense. Having persistent and committed legal representation early on has many advantages that can provide a positive impact on the overall outcome of your case. Lessened charges, penalties, or possibly full exoneration of the kidnapping offense could be achieved, depending on the circumstances of your case. Kidnapping charges are complex, with many circumstances to be reviewed and documented, so call our office today to find out how our firm can help you.
Related Kidnapping Stories in the News:
Los Angeles Daily News - "Kidnapper and Killer of California Girl Gets Life in Prison"
A Sunday school teacher who pleaded guilty to kidnapping and murder of a neighbor girl in California was sentenced to prison for the rest of her life. The body was found in a suitcase pulled from an irrigation pond. She pled guilty to first-degree murder with the special circumstance of kidnapping.
Los Angeles Times - "Arrests Shed Light on United States - Mexico Border Kidnappings"
Immigrants trying to cross into the U.S. walk into traps set up by gangs with far reaching networks. In a spree of kidnappings, gunmen hold people captive until family members in the U.S. send wire transfers of up to $5,000 to accounts in Mexico.