Arrested for Kidnapping in Denton County?
Defend Your Rights: Call the Law Offices of Tim Powers at (940) 580-2899
Although kidnapping is always a felony, there are degrees of seriousness
in kidnapping charges that may cause it to be tried as a federal crime
or in state court. Unlawful restraint is the intentional restraining of
another person but is not kidnapping. In certain circumstances, unlawful
restraint may be regarded as a misdemeanor. Kidnapping is the abduction
of another with penalties of two to ten years in prison. Abduction with
the intention to hold for ransom or facilitate flight such as using the
victim as a hostage or shield is aggravated kidnapping with a possible
20 years in prison and severe fines.
Penalties may be greater or decreased depending on other factors such as
injury intended or suffered by the victim. For a complete understanding
of charges faced by you or a loved one, consult with our Denton County
criminal defense attorneys during a
free consultation at our office.
Trusted and Experienced Criminal Defense Lawyers
Sometimes, an ordinarily law abiding person makes a mistake. During or
after a divorce, when emotions run high regarding child custody or other
issues, a false accusation may be made out of spite or as a result of
a misunderstanding. The removal of a minor child by a non-custodial parent
may still be considered kidnapping. Sometimes victims of domestic violence
flee with children to protect them from further violence. Law enforcement
investigators can misinterpret a person's actions. If you think you
may be charged with kidnapping, contact us fast. Our firm may be able
to prevent prosecution or arrange a reduced charge.
Because of the severity of the charges involved, a thorough investigation
into the circumstances of your charges may be necessary. Each defense
lawyer on our team has years of experience and has proven results in Denton
County. We explore all possible avenues when building your defense. Our
legal team is aware that there may be sensitive issues involved in your case.
Contact a Denton County criminal defense attorney at our firm
for a strong defense.