Federal Kidnapping Lawyers in Boston, Massachusetts
Kidnapping Charges Carry Serious Penalties
You can get charged for kidnapping your own child if you take the child without having legal custody established.
Kidnapping is defined as the taking and carrying away of a person from one place to another without their consent, or confining a person to an area they cannot leave.
Kidnapping is a serious felony offense carrying a prison term of 20 years or more if convicted. Federal law prosecutes international parental kidnapping with lighter prison sentences.
While a majority of kidnapping cases are tried in state courts, the federal authorities will get involved in a kidnapping charge if the alleged kidnappers cross state lines or country borders.
Agile Defense For Kidnapping Charges
Our knowledgeable lawyers can build a defense to kidnapping, including one or more of the following legal options:
- The alleged victim wanted to accompany you
- The person consented to being moved
- You had no intent to use deadly force
- You did not know what you were doing was considered kidnapping
- You made a mistake
- You are related to the alleged victim
Insanity, including mental disease or mental defect, is also a viable legal defense to kidnapping. Our attorneys have nearly 50 years of combined experience and have the insight to successfully defend the kidnapping charges against you.
Contact Us For A Sound Kidnapping Defense
If you are facing charges of kidnapping, contact us without delay. At the Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm, we offer free phone consultations to get you started.
We begin with getting the details of your case so we can customize the right defense for your needs. Call our office at 617-297-9213 or reach out to us using our email option for help in Boston and New England.