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The federal government aggressively prosecutes kidnapping cases, and if you or a loved one is charged with this serious crime, you need a defense attorney experienced in this area of law who will aggressively defend you.

As the case proceeds through investigation and charges being filed, your attorney can protect your rights throughout the process.

How a Federal Kidnapping Attorney Can Help

Your attorney can explain the elements of kidnapping, the legal process, and review the investigative process searching for procedural violations that can prevent illegally obtain evidence from being used.

In cases that are strong, your attorney as your legal representative can negotiate a plea bargain to reduce prison time and fines.

Your attorney also can conduct a defense investigation and present mitigating evidence that may persuade a jury or judge.

In cases of a parent kidnapping his or her child, an attorney may be able to present evidence that your action was in the best interest of the child.

Kidnapping Defenses

Several defenses exist in law that may fit the circumstances of the case against you. They are:

  • The government cannot prove at least one of the elements of kidnapping.
  • The kidnapping victim consented to be with you.
  • You reasonably believed that the alleged victim gave you consent.
  • The kidnapping charge is used as an aggravating factor for another charge, constituting double jeopardy.
  • You did not know you were doing wrong at the time of the kidnapping.

Charged with Federal Kidnapping? Now is the Time to Act!

It is imperative that you contact an attorney at the earliest possible time to ensure the best result for your case. Many attorneys offer free consultations and can determine the strength of your defense.

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