Kidnapping Defense Lawyer Minneapolis
Kidnapping is the act of physically removing a person from their environment against their will. A person of any age can be kidnapped and if they are then kept in another location against their will, this can be classified as “false imprisonment”.
If you have been accused of kidnapping another person, it is important that you seek legal counsel as soon as possible. Even if there is merit to the charges against you, you still have rights and a future to protect. Sometimes kidnapping is simply a misunderstanding, so you need to have a skilled Minneapolis criminal defense attorney on your side to show what really happened.
Experience In All Types Of Kidnapping Cases
There are different types of kidnapping cases, which is dictated by the motive behind the kidnapping. For instance, there may have been demand for ransom to be paid in exchange for the kidnapped person. These kidnap cases for ransom are rare. But another case is quite common such as when a non-custodial parent takes a child across state lines without the permission of the custodial parent. Oftentimes, the incident is a misunderstanding because a non-custodial parent may have kept their child longer than planned or there was a communication issue in regards to how long the parent was to have the child during a specific visitation. These cases occur with some frequency in Minnesota and the charges can be devastating to the accused.
Even if the actions by the accused are fairly benign, the penalties for kidnapping are very serious because kidnapping is a felony and it is a crime involving a victim (as opposed to a property crime). If the act of kidnapping that ends in the death of the victim then the accused will be charged with First Degree Felony Murder carrying a punishment of life in prison with no possibility of parole.
Comprehensive Criminal Defense
These cases are very serious and they require the expertise of F.T. Sessoms, a highly experienced criminal defense lawyer. When you have a powerful advocate by your side, you can work toward achieving an acquittal or dismissal of the charges. Even when there is merit to a kidnapping charge, that does not mean that all hope for the future is gone. There are ways to secure lesser penalties for you and your attorney will use specific defense strategies to achieve that desired result.
Contact A Minnesota Criminal Defense Lawyer
There are a number of kidnapping cases that occur in Minnesota and often the charges are the result of the police acting before they have all the facts. When you or a loved one has been accused of kidnapping, securing legal representation as soon as possible can make a difference in the outcome of your case. To learn more about your rights and options, contact me, F.T. Sessoms, at 612-344-1505 and request a consultation as I would be happy to discuss your case with you.