Assisting In Your Defense to Kidnapping Charges
As a result of a law enacted in 2008, the penalties imposed for someone convicted of kidnapping were increased to a possible 50 years in prison, thereby doubling the punishment for the offense. If you are potentially facing charges for kidnapping, you need skilled and dedicated attorneys on your side.
The Blanch Law Firm is one of New York’s most highly-regarded criminal defense firms, offering diligent representation and litigation expertise in a variety of criminal cases. Our kidnapping lawyers are committed to achieving the best possible results for our clients who have been accused of kidnapping, abduction, or false imprisonment.
While kidnapping is generally defined as the taking of a person against their will, New York State defines kidnapping as abducting another person. It carries the highest penalty if it is done with the intent to compel a third party to:
- pay a ransom;
- engage in a particular conduct; or
- refrain from a particular conduct
A person can also receive the highest punishment if he or she engages in restraining another person for twelve hours or more with the intent to:
- inflict physical injury or violate and sexually abuse that person;
- accomplish or advance the commission of another felony;
- terrorize that person or another person; or
- interfere with the performance of a governmental or political function
This form of kidnapping can also take place if someone abducts another and the person abducted dies during the confinement. New York Penal Law §135.
The Next Step
If you have been accused of kidnapping, and are facing prosecution for this offense, it is imperative that you retain counsel that is experienced and dedicated to your cause. The Blanch Law Firm’s team of knowledgeable attorneys will tirelessly advocate for your defense and help you attain the best possible outcome in your case. Call today for a free and confidential case evaluation at 212-736-3900.