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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.


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In the most painful times in our lives–David, Greg and Lisa showed us their professional best–dignified, warm, gracious. David and his team will not let you down, you will be taken well care of and most importantly superbly and justly represented…
Barbara Lynch

Oh my goodness David is a miracle worker! Unbelievable results! David is so highly respected by attorneys and judges and prosecutors that he really makes an impact in court and presented our friend in the best possible light…

Jude Dasilva

Greg Johnson and David Yannetti are simply the best. After having two other attorneys on a case, I hired them and got results where others failed. They work hard for you and I highly recommend them!…

Vivian Trinh

If it was not for Mr. Yannetti I could have lost my career and opportunity to come back to USA again given that I am not a US citizen. Thank you Mr. Yannetti for all you did for me and my family. You and your office were truly there for me in my darkest hour…

Ajit Gupta

Greg Johnson is a charming attorney and seems to truly care about his client’s and the outcome of their case. If you ever need an experienced criminal defense Lawyer, Yannetti Criminal Defense Law Firm is the one to call!…


“I’ve got your back,” he told me early on. David did not disappoint. By showing up with David in the courtroom, I felt I’d made a clear statement of intent. The case was duly dropped…

James Brooks

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