When you think of kidnapping crimes, you may think of those who are young and defenseless and can’t do anything about it when the crime is committed. However, this is not always the case. Sometimes, kidnapping happens to those who are older and taken advantage of by a criminal who is not looking out for their best interests.
At the Law Office of Peter Blair, we play a role in many cases that involve serious and violent felonies. We want to help you receive the best outcome in your case and move forward if you have been accused of this serious crime and want to defend yourself against harsh charges. Sometimes, kidnapping is not how it appears in the movies. You might picture a scenario where a child is taken, kicking and screaming, from the store. However, it might happen when you and your girlfriend are in a fight in your vehicle. She demands that you take her home but instead, but decide to drive around a little longer to attempt to resolve the issues. The next morning, police are at your door and you are charged with kidnapping.
Kidnapping charges are brought when somebody alleges that you held somebody against their will without their consent and by a use of force.
Knowing how serious these crimes are, it might be difficult to imagine that you would be able to defend yourself during this time. However, not all kidnapping cases are what they seem. Perhaps somebody consented to the events prior to the kidnapping and it was an honest misunderstanding. If you can prove this, you might be successful in your defense. Perhaps the alleged victim had many opportunities to get away, but chose not to do so. As you can see, there are many ways that you might be able to avoid these charges, especially when somebody is falsely accusing you of something you know you didn’t do.
Those who are charged with kidnapping crimes could find themselves in prison for many years, especially when they receive a felony conviction. This is why it is extremely important to have an attorney on your side through the process. At the Law Office of Peter Blair, we can help you as you bring your defense. Call us for more information on how we can help you in the midst of your case.