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Kidnapping - A forcible abduction of a person with the intent to either demand a ransom, commit an additional felony, Inflict bodily harm or terrorize; or Interfere with a governmental function.

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Lawyer Regarding Kidnapping?

Kidnapping is a first degree felony in the State of Florida. Anyone charged with Kidnapping in Tampa should seek immediate counsel with a Tampa criminal defense lawyer.

What is Kidnapping?

In Florida to be charged with kidnapping, the actor must forcibly, secretly, or by threat confining, abducting, or imprisoning another person against their will and without lawful authority with intent to hold for ransom or reward or as a shield or hostage; commit or facilitate the commission of any felony; inflict bodily harm upon or to terrorize the victim or another person; or interfere with the performance of any governmental or political function.

What are the Penalties for kidnapping?

Kidnapping is a felony of the first degree which is punishable by a sentence of imprisonment in a state penitentiary of up to 30 years. The Florida court may also impose an additional fine of up to $10,000 for commission of the crime.

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Should I Hire a Tampa Criminal Defense Lawyer?

Florida’s penalties for Kidnapping are severe and our Tampa criminal defense lawyers examine carefully every element of your case to provide you with the best possible defense at this difficult point in your life. Furthermore, defending Kidnapping charges requires the understanding of complex defenses which are unique to these types of cases. Contacting a criminal defense attorney early on ensures you’re not missing out from defenses that may not be available later on down the line.

All cases vary and the defenses for each are unique to thier situation. it would be near impossible to list all the potential defenses to Kidnapping, however below are some of the more popular defenses:

  • Lack of intent;
  • Consent of kidnapped Adult;
  • Consent of kidnapped Childs Parent;
  • Consent of kidnapped Childs Guardian;
  • Insanity.

Finding A Kidnapping Attorney In Tampa

If you have been charged with Kidnapping and you're in need of legal help, contact a criminal defense lawyer at The Law Office of Mahmud Yennes. We will work hard on your case!

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