If you have been charged or are under investigation for kidnapping in Arizona, it is in your best interest to immediate consult with a kidnapping lawyer regarding your options and possible court defenses. As a kidnapping lawyer, I understand Arizona kidnapping law and what it is going to take to win your case. Call 480-331-7568 to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation where we will discuss your options and desired outcome.
Arizona Kidnapping Penalties
Kidnapping convictions can result in a class 2 felony all the way to a class 6 felony depending on the facts and specifics of the case. Age of the victim, the length of time restrained, and whether a weapon is used, are all factors considered by law when classifying a kidnapping crime and defining penalties. It’s one of the reasons having a kidnapping lawyer on your side early on is so important. A reputable kidnapping lawyer can begin to protect you from outrageous allegations and claims early on in criminal trial proceedings.
Arizona Kidnapping Law
According to Arizona law kidnapping occurs when someone knowingly restrains another with the intent to:
- Hold the victim for ransom, as a shield or hostage.
- Hold the victim for involuntary servitude.
- Inflict death, physical injury or a sexual offense on the victim.
- Hold the victim for aid in the commission of a felony.
- Place the victim or third party in reasonable apprehension of imminent physical injury to the victim or the third person.
- Interfere with the performance of a governmental or political function.
- Seize or exercise control over any airplane, train, bus, ship or vehicle.
Defending Clients Against Kidnapping Charges – Kyle T. Green
Law enforcement often oversteps its boundaries when it comes to kidnapping charges. As a former prosecutor, I am intimately familiar with the rules of evidence, constitutional law, criminal law and procedure, and know the possible defense strategies for those accused and wrongfully accused of kidnapping. Call 480-331-7568 for a complimentary consultation where I will be able to advise you of your options and possible defense strategies. This consultation is completely free and done with no obligation. You deserve to know what a criminal defense attorney can do for you before you are asked to sign on as a client.
Make sure your case is in the hands of an aggressive, knowledgeable attorney who is dedicated to fighting for rights and freedoms. Consult with someone ready to fight tirelessly for your case and your reputation. Call 480-331-7568 today.