Los Angeles Kidnapping Attorneys
18 U.S.C. Section 1201 provides punishment for anyone who “unlawfully seizes, confines, inveigles, decoys, kidnaps, abducts, or carries away and holds for ransom or reward or otherwise any person, except in the case of a minor by the parent thereof.” The crime of kidnapping becomes a federal crime when the person kidnapped is either transported in interstate commerce or foreign commerce, the offender travels in interstate commerce, or the person kidnapped is a public official, internationally protected person, or official guest. A person convicted of kidnapping will incur punishment of imprisonment for any term of years or for life and, if the death of any person results, will be punished by death or life imprisonment. A person may even be convicted of attempted kidnapping which carries with it the punishment of imprisonment for up to twenty years. Furthermore, 18 U.S.C. Section 1202 punishes anyone who requests or receives ransom money in connection with a kidnapping.
Federal kidnapping criminal charges are considered a serious violent crime offense in the state of California. Kidnapping can be investigated under the jurisdiction of both state and federal authorities, who often work together in resolving these cases. It is very important if you or a member of your family are facing accusations of kidnapping, you need to consult with a Los Angeles kidnapping defense lawyer right away.
You need to speak with a qualified attorney before answering questions from the police or a search of your property. By contacting Eisner Gorin LLP, you will receive immediate intervention that can benefit your legal defense. Having committed legal representation from the start of your case has many advantages that could have a positive impact on the outcome of your case. Reduced charges, penalties, or even case dismissal of the kidnapping offense could be achieved, depending on the specific details of your case. Kidnapping criminal charges are often complex, with many circumstances to be reviewed, so you will need to speak with one of our attorneys to find out how we can help you. We handle kidnapping cases in all U.S. District Courts in Los Angeles or anywhere in the state of California. Call our Los Angeles kidnapping lawyers at (877) 781-1570 or fill out online contact form.
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