Kidnapping

If you have been charged with a kidnapping, you should immediately contact a knowledgeable criminal defense attorney. Immediate intervention by a skilled criminal lawyer can protect your rights. Raven Law has extensive experience handling kidnapping cases. A criminal lawyer provides qualified and knowledgeable legal representation you will need when disputing these types of cases. If you retain our office, we will thoroughly investigate, closely advise you, and aggressively defend your case.

Kidnapping is defined as using force or threats to take a person against their will. Abducting a person by force and holding them against their will could result in being charged for felony kidnapping. No matter your relationship to the victim, the consequences of your actions will be prosecuted severely.

POSSIBLE CONSEQUENCES:
-Imprisonment
-Fines
-Loss of custody
-Strike

COMMON CHARGES/STATUTES FOR KIDNAPPING:
Cal Pen Code § 207
(a) Every person who forcibly, or by any other means of instilling fear, steals or takes, or holds, detains, or arrests any person in this state, and carries the person into another country, state, or county, or into another part of the same county, is guilty of kidnapping.

(b) Every person, who for the purpose of committing any act defined in Section 288, hires, persuades, entices, decoys, or seduces by false promises, misrepresentations, or the like, any child under the age of 14 years to go out of this country, state, or county, or into another part of the same county, is guilty of kidnapping.

(c) Every person who forcibly, or by any other means of instilling fear, takes or holds, detains, or arrests any person, with a design to take the person out of this state, without having established a claim, according to the laws of the United States, or of this state, or who hires, persuades, entices, decoys, or seduces by false promises, misrepresentations, or the like, any person to go out of this state, or to be taken or removed therefrom, for the purpose and with the intent to sell that person into slavery or involuntary servitude, or otherwise to employ that person for his or her own use, or to the use of another, without the free will and consent of that persuaded person, is guilty of kidnapping.

(d) Every person who, being out of this state, abducts or takes by force or fraud any person contrary to the law of the place where that act is committed, and brings, sends, or conveys that person within the limits of this state, and is afterwards found within the limits thereof, is guilty of kidnapping.

(e) For purposes of those types of kidnapping requiring force, the amount of force required to kidnap an unresisting infant or child is the amount of physical force required to take and carry the child away a substantial distance for an illegal purpose or with an illegal intent.

(f) Subdivisions (a) to (d), inclusive, do not apply to any of the following:

(1) To any person who steals, takes, entices away, detains, conceals, or harbors any child under the age of 14 years, if that act is taken to protect the child from danger of imminent harm.

(2) To any person acting under Section 834 or 837.

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