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Kidnapping is a serious criminal offense that involves taking a person against their will from one location to another. Kidnapping doesn’t have to involve just children, as adults can be taken against their will as well and a kidnapping charge filed against the individual who allegedly took them.
If you or a loved one has been accused of kidnapping, securing the proper representation as soon as possible means work can begin on your case immediately. The sooner the work begins, the stronger your case can be. Your criminal lawyer will gather the facts and utilize all resources to fight for the right outcome in the case.
There are a number of reasons why a person may kidnap another. In the case of children, it is sometimes a non-custodial parent not returning the child on time or taking them over state lines. Other times, the kidnapping of a child or an adult is a genuine act of simply taking someone for an incentive, such as demanding a ransom, or the kidnapping occurs as the part of the commission of a sex crime.
Regardless of the reason for the charge or whether or not there is guilt, everyone accused of a crime deserves the proper criminal defense. There may be factors in the case that lead to dropped or reduced charges or an acquittal. The only way to know that you are getting the best possible outcome in your case is to have a highly experienced attorney by your side.
One of the most important goals of your criminal lawyer is to make sure you have the best possible future. If you didn’t commit the crime and it was simply due to a misunderstanding, then those facts need to be shown so that you can move past the matter. If you did commit the crime, it is important that a strategy be devised that prevents you from having to pay the maximum penalties. Mistakes happen and it is important that you have a chance to move on with your life regardless of the mistake that you may or may not have made. The more penalties that are avoided, the sooner you can move on.
A kidnapping conviction can result in very serious consequences and a tainted permanent record that can affect you for the rest of your life. If you or a loved one has been accused of kidnapping, securing the representation of an experienced criminal lawyer can make a difference in the outcome of the case. To learn more about your rights and options, contact Knutson+Casey today at (507) 344-8888 to schedule a free consultation with a kidnapping attorney.