Virginia Beach Kidnapping Attorney
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Kidnapping or abduction encompasses a multitude of scenarios. Whether it’s
a dispute between a custodial parent and a non-custodial parent or ransom,
you may be facing severe charges if you’ve been accused of taking
someone away without their consent by force, intimidation or deception.
Oronoz, Ericsson & Gaffney LLC, our Las Vegas criminal defense lawyers fully understand the complexities
surrounding kidnapping cases to obtain the outcome you desire. We are
dedicated to protecting the rights of our clients from beginning to end.
Penalties for Kidnapping
In Nevada, there are two types of kidnapping charges: first-degree and
second-degree kidnapping. First-degree kidnapping occurs when a person
willfully seizes, abducts, confines, kidnaps, conceals, or carries away
another individual with the intent to hold the person for ransom, to commit
sexual assault, to commit extortion, to commit robbery, or to inflict
significant bodily harm or kill.
This type of kidnapping charge is considered a category A felony, punishable
by a maximum life sentence. However, the punishment ultimately depends
on if the victim suffered substantial bodily harm during the kidnapping
act or from the subsequent detention.
Second-degree kidnapping comprises all other acts of taking someone without
their lawful consent with the intent to keep the individual secretly imprisoned
within the state. This type of kidnapping charge is a category B felony,
punishable by a prison sentence between two and 15 years, as well as a
fine of up to $15,000.
An Aggressive and Personalized Defense on Your Behalf
Our legal team possesses the extensive knowledge of kidnapping cases to
help our clients navigate through the intricacies of the legal system.
We will conduct our own thorough investigation and analyze all of the
evidence in order to develop a strong defense for you.
Contact our Las Vegas felony defense attorney today and schedule your