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When someone is forcefully, secretly or threateningly abducted or imprisoned without their consent, they have been kidnapped. In most cases, kidnappings occur because the abductor is looking to extort money from the victim’s family or to harm the victim. Because kidnapping accusations are so serious, it is crucial anyone accused of these crimes only works with a skilled Tampa criminal attorney.

When you are convicted of kidnapping, you can face life imprisonment. If other crimes were committed in conjunction with the kidnapping, such as rape or assault, you may face especially strict penalties. Even if you are released from prison, you will be barred from voting and holding public office for the rest of your life because you will have a felony on your record. You may also find it challenging to find adequate housing or employment. Don’t take chances when facing such dire consequences; speak with a Tampa criminal lawyer from our offices as soon as possible.

Your Tampa criminal attorney will review your case to make sure the evidence undeniably points to you. If there are any holes in the prosecution’s case, we will exploit these vulnerabilities to remind the court that you are innocent until proven guilty, not the other way around. If any of your rights or liberties were violated during the investigation process, we will have that evidence suppressed so it cannot be used against you in trial.

In some cases, the abductor is a parent who has limited or revoked custody. These parents often believe the case will be only a civil issue and are surprised to find that they are facing first-degree felony charges. If this applies to your situation, your Tampa criminal lawyer will work to prove that you only had your child’s best interest at heart and were taking the wrong approach to fixing a problematic custody order. We will work to have your charges reduced to interference with custody, a third degree felony and may also attempt to have the case dropped all together if you took action because you believed the child was in danger.