Kidnapping Lawyer California
If you or a loved one have been charged with kidnapping in Los Angeles or elsewhere in California, you should immediately contact a Los Angeles Kidnapping Lawyer from The H Law Group to represent you and defend you throughout the criminal process. Kidnapping is Los Angeles, California is a serious offense and we have handled countless kidnapping cases, so we know exactly how to handle your case and defend you from overzealous prosecutors seeking to send you to jail.
You should not take kidnapping charges under California Penal Code (CPC) Section 207 lightly, if convicted you face three (3), five (5), or eight (8) years in California State Prison. So, if you’ve been charged with kidnapping, you should immediately contact a Los Angeles kidnapping attorney to defend you and either have the charges against you dismissed or negotiate a favorable plea deal for you. Schedule your free consultation today by contacting at 888.499.4948.
What Constitutes Kidnapping in Los Angeles, California?
For the prosecution to convict an individual of kidnapping under California Penal Code Section 207 PC, it must prove the following elements beyond a reasonable doubt:
- The defendant used force or fear – That is, the prosecution must show that the defendant used physical force or threatened his victim with violence if the victim did not comply with his requests.
- To move a person – The distance the defendant moves the alleged victim must be substantial, meaning it must not be trivial, meaning the defendant moved his victim from one location to another. For example, if the defendant moves his kidnapping victim from her home to his home across the street, this satisfies the substantial distance requirement that’s required to convict the defendant of kidnapping.
- A substantial distance – See reasoning above for substantial distance.