Kidnapping Defense Lawyer
Los Angeles Criminal Defense Attorneys
California Penal Code § 207 defines the crime of kidnapping as transporting another person a certain distance without their consent. Kidnapping involves several elements prosecutors must prove in order to gain convictions. These elements include:
- The forcible taking of another person;
- The use of fear;
- Moving the person to another country, state, county or different area within the same county.
Kidnapping can include a wide range of situations, including the common practice of taking a minor child and transporting them a significant distance without permission. In any situation, kidnapping is considered a serious offense and is punishable by severe penalties. If you or someone you know is being accused of kidnapping, our Los Angeles criminal lawyers are prepared to immediately respond to your call for help.