Scranton Kidnapping Defense Lawyer

The Law Offices of William D. Thompson Help Build an Effective Defense

There are many different circumstances in which a kidnapping can occur, all of which are considered very serious in the eyes of the law. This type of crime can be charged as a federal or state offense.

If you are searching for a Scranton criminal defense attorney to defend you against kidnapping charges, our firm can help. At the Law Offices of William D. Thompson, we are known for our dedication to our clients' success and for our aggressive legal defense. We are not afraid to go the extra mile and fight for our clients rights.

Contact our firm online today at 570.666.1068 to discuss your situation. Se habla español.

Consequences of a Kidnapping Conviction

Kidnapping is defined as holding a person for a significant amount of time or removing another person unlawfully from one location and moving them to another location. Typically, a criminal act of this nature involves some type of deception, violence, threat, or force. In the state of Pennsylvania, kidnapping accusations could lead to felony charges. Kidnapping typically includes a victim who is under the age of 14 or who would require consent from a guardian or parent to leave. A conviction of this crime could lead to very serious penalties, including up to 20 years in prison.

In order to reach a felony conviction, there are certain factors which must be proven:

  • That the individual in question was taken as a hostage or for ransom
  • That the person was taken to interfere with a government agency
  • That the person was taken to terrorize the person or cause physical harm
  • That the kidnapping was committed to carry out a felony offense

Request a Complimentary Case Consultation Today

If you are currently under arrest or under investigation for a kidnapping, you should not waste any time before hiring a Scranton kidnapping defense lawyer. Once you have hired our firm to represent you, we can begin putting a defense strategy to work for you.

For a complimentary case consultation, contact us now at 570.666.1068.

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