Phoenix Kidnapping Lawyers
Schill Law Group has a dedicated team of top criminal defense lawyers who specialize in criminal law and kidnapping cases. We will work with you to ensure the best possible result is achieved, as our attorneys only handle criminal law cases exclusively and have decades of expertise and experience.
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Top Kidnapping Defense Attorneys
Under Arizona Law A.R.S. § 13-1304, Kidnapping occurs when a person knowingly restrains another person with the intent to accomplish certain goals, including ransom, shield or hostage, slavery, or to inflict a sexual offense, death, or physical injury to them.
The most common type of kidnapping offense we see charged is when physical restraint is used by the defendant during the commision of a felony to keep someone from calling the police.
Kidnapping Sentencing Factors
The potential sentance for kidnapping cases can vary greatly depending on the type of crime and whether a weapon was used. If the alleged victim is under the age of 15 or the defendant has prior convictions, the sentencing will be much more severe.
Kidnapping is a class 2 felony, and any sentence must run consecutively to any other prison time imposed. It is also a day to day sentence, meaning there is no early release or time off for good behavior. If the defendant has two or more historical allegable prior convictions that are Dangerous Crimes Against Children, the sentence is mandatory life in prison.
Have you or a loved one been charged with kidnapping in Arizona? The Schill Law Group has handled dozens of kidnapping cases and will employ the appropriate investigative measures to bring the truth to the forefront and mitigate the effects of your charges. Every case is unique, and our attorneys will vet out all the necessary details to protect your rights. We offer free consultations and our attorneys stand ready to hear your case.
The term “kidnapping” is defined as unlawfully removing a person from one place and taking them to another, and confining him/her in isolation with one or more of these intentions:
- Ransom or reward, or as a hostage shield.
- To facilitate a felony, or flight from a felony.
- To inflict injury on them, or to terrorize the alleged victim or someone else.
- To interfere with the performance of government or political officials.
In a true kidnapping, the offender uses force, threats or deception to move the victim. If the alleged victim went along voluntarily, then it is not kidnapping. The Schill Law Group will carefully review every aspect of your case to determine if there is evidence for all you have been accused of and to determine if your case truly meets the kidnapping definition.
Kidnapping is a class 2 felony, which is punishable by up to 20 years in prison. If you have been questioned by the police or arrested, it is crucial that you immediately retain an experienced defense attorney from the Schill Law Group who understands kidnapping law. As with most criminal charges, you should not talk to the police or prosecutors without your attorney by your side. What you say can be taken out of context and used against you.
If you or a loved one is under investigation or facing kidnapping charges, call The Schill Law Group today for your free consultation at (480) 680-9265 to discuss your case in confidence.
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