Kidnapping is a serious crime in the state of Nevada and carries with it significant penalties.
Kidnapping is usually charged as either first degree kidnapping or second degree kidnapping.
First Degree Kidnapping
This happens when someone “willfully seizes, confines, inveigles, entices, decoys, abducts, conceals, kidnaps or carries away a person” with the intention to demand a ransom, commit sexual assault or commit murder.
Second Degree Kidnapping
This charge applies to all other illegal acts of taking someone against their will.
What Will Happen If I Am Convicted Of Kidnapping?
All kidnapping charges are serious in the state of Nevada. There are significant penalties connected to kidnapping charges, including:
- Prison time
- Steep fines
- A permanent criminal record
How Do I Fight Kidnapping Charges?
Although being charged with kidnapping is a grave matter, you don’t have to let it ruin your life. Retaining a criminal lawyer with the knowledge and experience to fight kidnapping charges will give you the greatest chance of prevailing in court. The Defenders are a group of seasoned criminal defense attorneys with a proven success record and have defended many cases similar to yours. We know what questions to ask and what evidence to look for to help get the charges against you reduced or dismissed.
Defense strategies against kidnapping charges include:
- Proving you were falsely accused of the kidnapping
- Proving that you were only present at the time of the kidnapping and that you did not commit the actual crime
- Proving that there is a lack of evidence to convict you of the crime
- You had consent to take the person
You don’t have to resign yourself to living with the consequences of being convicted of kidnapping. Call The Defenders today to discuss your options and begin building a solid defense.