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What is Kidnapping?

Kidnapping is an illegal, criminal act involving the taking, confinement, and concealment of another person against their will. This is usually accomplished by means of force, and can include violence or the threat of violence.

In the past, kidnapping has been widely believed to be a crime that was only committed by strangers. It is now widely known that many kidnapping cases involve people that know each other well or are related. In many cases, this can be true in family situations where one parent has custody of a child.

The non-custodial parent may commit kidnapping, either intentionally or unintentionally, out of desperation to spend time with their child. These parents may not realize that by taking their child from their home without the custodial parent’s consent, they are committing a felony that could lead to serious consequences.

Unfortunately, kidnapping is not something that many people intend to do, but is committed without fully understanding the consequences of their actions. If you have been charged with kidnapping, it is crucial that you contact a Phoenix criminal defense attorney at Knowles Law Firm, PLC as soon as possible.

Penalties for Kidnapping in Arizona

Kidnapping is a very serious criminal offense and is not tolerated in any way by federal or state prosecutors.

As soon as the police have filed a report, federal and state prosecutors will launch a full-scale investigation to try and find the missing person. After an arrest for kidnapping charges, you will be required to undergo rigorous questioning by both the law enforcement agencies and the prosecution handling the case.

Kidnapping is a felony criminal offense that can be tried at both the state and federal level.

If you are convicted on kidnapping charges, you stand to face multiple legal consequences, including:

  • Prison sentences, ranging from 1.5 years to 10 years depending on the class of the felony
  • Large fines
  • Probation
  • Loss of custodial rights

Looking for a criminal defense lawyer in Phoenix?

If you have been charged with kidnapping, the success of your case may depend entirely on your legal representation. With the assistance of a skilled criminal defense attorney, you stand the best possible chance of proving your innocence and overcoming your charges. Attorney Anthony Knowles of Knowles Law Firm, PLC has years of experience defending clients accused of kidnapping throughout the Phoenix metro area.

As a former Arizona police officer with over 20 years of experience, Mr. Knowles understands the severity of a kidnapping charge, and fully dedicates himself to the task of defending the rights of the accused. In the courtroom, Mr. Knowles ensures that his clients are never harassed prosecutors. He is always prepared to rebut the prosecution’s accusations against his clients, and will negotiate to reduce or dismiss their charges.

Furthermore, Mr. Knowles provides all of his clients with the personalized attention and adamant defense they need to increase their chances of a successful outcome in court. No matter how complex your case or how severe your charges, you can be confident knowing that your case is in the competent hands of an award-winning lawyer with many satisfied clients.

If you are in need of an experienced and trustworthy Phoenix criminal defense lawyer to fight your kidnapping charges, don’t wait to contact Knowles Law Firm, PLC at (602) 702-5431 for your free case evaluation.

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