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Los Angeles Kidnapping Defense Lawyers
Kidnapping is a felony in California and is considered to be a strike under the California Three Strikes Law. It is defined as taking a person from one place to another, against their will. It can also include holding a person in a place against their will. If you or someone you care about is facing charges, or has been arrested for kidnapping, these are very serious charges and you will need to hire a criminal defense attorney to represent you and protect your best interests.
It is vital to the outcome of your case to exercise your Miranda Rights and remain silent without your attorney present. Investigators and prosecuting attorneys will want to ask you questions and conduct interviews to immediately start building their case against you, and while you think you may be helping yourself by explaining your side of the story, you may actually damage the integrity of your case and anything you say will be used against you. You will want to have your attorney present to guide you through these interviews and ensure your rights are fully protected.
Kidnapping Convictions Can Lead to Life in Prison
A kidnapping conviction can result in life in prison without the possibility of parole. Depending on the nature of the charges, you may also have to register as a sex offender. These are difficult to face and can leave you confused about how to proceed. At Takakjian & Sitkoff, our attorneys can help inform you of what options you have and proceed by putting together a compelling defensive strategy to try and avoid altogether, or minimize, the consequences.
We have extensive litigation experience and will advocate for your rights and best interests. We bring over 60 years of combined experience in, criminal defense, investigation, criminal prosecution and judicial experience to the table. Our trial lawyers know the tactics that prosecution uses in these types of cases to try to limit your freedom and we will aggressively defend you.