False imprisonment involves the offense of removing a person or confining a person with the intent to prevent their movement or liberty. This is typically charged as a misdemeanor. However, kidnapping is a more severe form of false imprisonment which involves a potential risk of injury to the victim. If you have been arrested or charged with kidnapping, you should speak with a New Haven criminal defense lawyer from Red Law Firm, LLC right away. We can ensure you understand your rights and help you explore your legal options.
There are two main elements in kidnapping charges, which involve a wrongful intention and the unlawful taking of another person such as if a person steals a child and calls the family to demand a ransom. There must be a proven decisive intent to reach a conviction of kidnapping, including using coercion or force to remove a person from their home or a public place.
Aggravated kidnapping is an offense which involves false imprisonment with additional factors. This crime can be charged with a lengthier prison sentence, a higher fine, and a more serious charge on your criminal record. Our New Haven kidnapping defense attorney has more than a decade of experience defending serious criminal charges of this nature. We are not afraid to go up against the harshest prosecution on your behalf, fighting for your rights.
We would like to offer you a free consultation to discuss your case. Call us now at (203) 989-2877 to make an appointment.