Kidnapping Crimes – Orlando Criminal Attorney

Kidnapping is considered a crime of violence and has significant penalties. If you have been charged with kidnapping, you should speak with an experienced criminal defense attorney at your earliest opportunity to learn about your rights and the defenses that may be available to you.


Kidnapping is forcibly, secretly, or by threat confining, abducting, or imprisoning another person against her or his will and without lawful authority, with intent to:

1) Hold for ransom or reward or as a shield or hostage.

2) Commit or facilitate commission of any felony.

3) Inflict bodily harm upon or to terrorize the victim or another person.

4) Interfere with the performance of any governmental or political function.

It is also kidnapping to confine a child under the age of 13 against her or his will if such confinement is without the consent of her or his parent or legal guardian.

Criminal Penalties for Kidnapping:

Kidnapping is a first degree felony punishable by up to life in State prison. However if the person commits a false imprisonment upon a child under the age of 13 and in the course of committing the offense commits any of the following offenses:

1) Aggravated child abuse

2) Sexual battery against the child

3) Lewd or lascivious battery, lewd or lascivious molestation, lewd or lascivious conduct, or lewd or lascivious

4) A violation of Florida Statutes 796.03 or 796.04, relating to prostitution, upon the child

5) Exploitation of the child or allowing the child to be exploited

it is a life felony.

Experienced Orlando Criminal Attorney – Kidnapping:

If you or a loved one has been charged with kidnapping, speak with an Orlando criminal attorney. In many kidnapping cases, a properly prepared defense by a criminal lawyer will result in either reduced penalties, reduced charges, or a dismissal of the charges. Even in kidnapping cases where the evidence of guilt is overwhelming, a properly prepared defense and presentation of mitigating circumstances by an Orlando criminal attorney can result in significant decreases in the penalties you receive.

Florida Statutes – Kidnapping:

Speak with an Orlando criminal attorney or review the following Florida Statute for more information on kidnapping:

Florida Statute 787.01 – Kidnapping; kidnapping of child under age 13, aggravating circumstances.

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