Type of Crime:
Kidnapping is defined as forcefully holding or detaining another person without his/her consent. However, unlike the crime of false imprisonment, kidnapping involves the movement of the detained person for a substantial distance. There are several different types of kidnapping. For instance, an individual may be charged with the crime of aggravated kidnapping where an individual causes: (1) the movement of any child under the age of 14 by use of force or fraud; (2) the movement of a person causing them to suffer serious bodily harm or death; or (3) the movement of a person for ransom. If you have been charged with any form of kidnapping in California, you will be facing very serious charges which may result in severe penalties. If convicted, simple kidnapping may result in a 3, 5 or 8 year prison sentence while aggravating kidnapping may result in a 20 year sentence of imprisonment. Given the severe consequences an individual faces when charged with the crime of kidnapping, it is imperative that such an individual hire a skilled and knowledgeable attorney with experience in the representation of individuals who have faced similar charges. Over the years, Kenner & Greenfield have successfully represented several individuals who faced kidnapping charges. Call Kenner & Greenfield today!