What You Need To Know About
Kidnapping Charges In California



WHAT ARE KIDNAPPING CHARGES?

Kidnapping is broken into two main categories:

1. Simple kidnapping – moving another person, without their consent with the use of force or fear.

2. Aggravated kidnapping (more serious of the two) – moving another person, without their consent with the use of fear, force, or fraud and:

  • – Victim is held for ransom
  • – Victim is under 14 years of age
  • – You take the victim during a carjacking, or
  • – Cause the victim to suffer severe bodily harm or death

POSSIBLE DEFENSES AGAINST A KIDNAPPING CHARGE

There are a number of defenses that may apply to your case. Here are some of the common ones:

  • Movement was not far enough to qualify as a kidnapping
  • Alleged victim consented to being moved
  • You were falsely accused

If you have been charged with kidnapping, call Los Angeles Criminal Defense Lawyer Ese Omofoma, to discuss your matter.

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