Kidnapping Defense Attorney in Richmond

Accused of the crime of kidnapping?

Kidnapping, also known as abduction, next to murder or rape, is one of the serious criminal charges one might ever face. For instance, a class two felony charge of kidnapping is a fine of up to $100,000 and life in prison or a minimum of 20 years. There are lesser felony kidnapping crimes with smaller sentences as well as misdemeanor charges. But what's important to understand here is that if you are charged with kidnapping in Richmond, choosing a lawyer to represent your case is an enormous decision that could affect the rest of your life. For a case of this magnitude, you need to contact a Richmond criminal defense attorney with extensive experience, a skilled and accomplished trial lawyer who fully comprehends the gravity of your situation, and knows how to defend your rights and achieve the best possible outcome.

About Kidnapping and Abduction in Richmond

The act of kidnapping, as defined under the law, requires three distinct actions on the part of an offender. First is the unlawful taking of another person by force or intimidation. Second is detaining or holding the victim captive. And third, committing the first two actions with the intent to achieve at least one of the following goals: to deprive the abducted person of personal liberty, to shield the abducted person from those in charge or responsible for her, or to force the abducted person to perform services against her will. And although the law does not shield divorced parents without legal custody rights of their children from the consequences of kidnapping, an estimated 200,000 minors are kidnapped ever year by a family member in the United States, according to The Federal Bureau of Investigation.

If you or someone you know is facing kidnapping (also known as abduction) charges, you need to contact a seasoned Richmond criminal defense lawyer from The Law Office of Debra D. Corcoran immediately. We are skilled litigators used to handling the most serious criminal matters, including kidnapping, rape and murder charges. We know how prosecutors think and work, and can create a strong defense for our clients that could lead to lesser charges, plea agreements and even acquittal.

If you need sound and strong legal representation for kidnapping charges, contact a Richmond kidnapping defense lawyer without delay.