Phoenix Kidnapping Defense Attorney
Arrested for Kidnapping? Call Us 24/7 for a Free Review!
There are always two sides to a story in allegations of kidnapping. But
this is a serious felony charge with the potential for a substantial prison
sentence. Your attorney must be able to point out the holes in the story
to create reasonable doubt that the kidnapping occurred or that you were
even involved. Our Phoenix criminal defense lawyers at Suzuki Law Offices,
L.L.C. bring extensive experience in both state and federal prosecutions
for kidnapping, false imprisonment or child abduction.
Suzuki Law Offices, L.L.C. represents clients throughout Maricopa County
and surrounding jurisdictions of Southern Arizona. If you were arrested
call us 24/7 for a FREE consultation.
How Kidnapping Is Defined Under Arizona Law
Kidnapping is defined as moving a person from one place to another against
their will, or confining or restricting them by use of physical force,
intimidation or deception. More specifically, A.R.S §13-1304 states
that kidnapping occurs when a person restrains another person with intent
to accomplish a certain goal—which may include seeking ransom, taking
a hostage, forcing slavery, inflicting a
sexual offense, or causing death or physical injury. A kidnapping for ransom is very rare.
Kidnapping charges most commonly arise from scenarios such as:
- Child custody disputes
- Domestic quarrels or disputes
- Confronting an ex or intimate partner
- A drug transaction gone wrong
- Preventing someone from calling the police
- Burglary of a home thought to be unoccupied
- A physical assault or sexual assault
- Attempts to intimidate a person
What Are the Penalties for Kidnapping in Arizona?
Kidnapping is a Class 2 felony, carrying a sentence of four, five, or 10
years in prison, depending on enhancements—such as serious injury,
use of a dangerous instrument or weapon, or the age of the victim. If
the person was released unharmed, it may be charged as a Class 4 felony.
It becomes a
federal crime if the victim is transported across state lines. Richard Suzuki is a former
Assistant U.S. Attorney with extensive trial experience on both sides
of federal criminal proceedings.
Get an Aggressive Defense Against Your Criminal Charges
At Suzuki Law Offices, L.L.C., we use investigators who do amazing work
in gathering evidence to support our clients' innocence. We thoroughly
research the background of the alleged victim, looking at their criminal
history, similar allegations, and/or incidents of mental illness, and
track down witnesses that law enforcement has failed to question or excluded
from their report because they had a differing version of events. False
identification may also be a possible defense.
If the prosecution has a solid case, our Phoenix criminal defense attorneys
can negotiate for a favorable plea deal. If plea negotiations fail or
cannot produce a good outcome for you, we are very effective trial lawyers
who can challenge the state's ability to prove their case against
you. We are proud to offer free case evaluations to all of our prospective
clients, so you have nothing to lose by giving us a call today. When your
future is on the line, you don't have time to waste.
Contact Suzuki Law Offices, L.L.C. today at (602) 842-6762 to discuss your rights and legal options.