Kidnapping Attorney in Ventura

California's Kidnapping Laws Explained

Kidnapping refers to the taking away or transportation of a person against their will. Kidnapping may be done for a ransom or in furtherance of another crime or in a child custody dispute. Do not assume that you cannot be charged with kidnapping your own biological child, even if they do not object to going with you.

  • You may be found liable for kidnapping if the following circumstances can be proven:
  • You have moved another person
  • You moved that person a significant distance
  • You moved that person without their consent
  • You moved that person by using force, fear, or other coercive tactics

If you are being accused of kidnapping your child, make sure that you seek legal counsel and protection right away. Ventura domestic violence attorney Christopher P. Welch can represent clients facing any type of kidnapping charges and will aggressively fight to secure their freedom.

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Protect Your Rights with a Ventura Domestic Violence Lawyer

Kidnapping is considered to be a serious offense and California's prosecutors will not treat your case lightly. Many prosecutors will try to portray you in a negative light and will try to penalize you according to the harshest possible consequences. For this reason, you will need to work with an aggressive criminal defense attorney who can level the playing field and make certain the prosecution plays by the rules.

  • Penalties may include:
  • Felony penalties including up to 8 years in state prison
  • Felony penalties resulting in a life imprisonment sentence with possibility for parole
  • Up to $10,000 in fines

Despite serving a prison sentence, completing probation, or paying court fees, many individuals will have to live their life with a permanent criminal record. This can have a severe impact on personal relationships, ability to secure employment, or eligibility to receive public benefits.

Don't go through this alone. Call the Law Office of Christopher P. Welch!

Getting arrested, accused, or charged with a domestic kidnapping charge does not mean that you will automatically be convicted of the crime. Do not assume that the evidence against you is too incriminating. Do not assume that you have no defenses available to you. You have the right to fight the charges made against you and you should assert your right with the help of a skilled defense lawyer.

The Law Office of Christopher P. Welch can listen to your story 24/7. Contact the Ventura kidnapping defense firm now to schedule your private, free case consultation.