Atlanta Kidnapping Lawyer
Experienced Defense Against Kidnapping Charges in Georgia
If you have been charged with kidnapping, you must speak with an experienced Atlanta kidnapping defense lawyer as soon as possible. The sooner you hire an attorney, the sooner that attorney can begin to work on your behalf to protect your rights, defend you in court, and work to get your charges reduced or dropped.
At The Abt Law Firm, LLC, our Atlanta kidnapping defense lawyer, is ready to fight for you. We are highly skilled trial lawyers who are prepared to go to trial if necessary to fight for the best possible outcome in your case. As a former prosecutor, Attorney Abt knows how the prosecution will build their case against you and can use that knowledge to help defend you against the charges.
What Is Kidnapping in Georgia?
Under Georgia law, kidnapping is defined as the unlawful and intentional removal of another person without their consent and with the intent to either:
- Hold for ransom or reward
- Deprive of the custody of their lawful guardian
- Conceal the identity of the person kidnapped
- Hold to commit a felony
- Hold to facilitate the commission of a felony
What are the Penalties for Kidnapping in Georgia?
Kidnapping is a serious felony offense in Georgia that can result in up to 30 years in prison. The specific penalties you may face will depend on the circumstances of your case and the particular charges you are facing. Some of the circumstances that can result in more severe penalties include:
- Using a deadly weapon during the commission of the kidnapping
- Kidnapping a child under 14 years of age
- Kidnapping a person who is 65 years of age or older
- Kidnapping multiple people;
- Kidnapping a person who is a health care worker
What Is the Difference Between Kidnapping and False Imprisonment?
False imprisonment and kidnapping are similar offenses involving the unlawful restraint of another person. However, there are some critical differences between the two crimes. While kidnapping involves removing a person from one location to another without consent, false imprisonment involves the unlawful restraint of another person without moving them from one place to another.
Contact Our Atlanta Kidnapping Attorney Today
At The Abt Law Firm, LLC, we understand the gravity of kidnapping charges in Georgia. Our skilled attorneys are dedicated to defending your rights and providing strategic legal representation. Whether you're facing charges of simple or aggravated kidnapping, we will diligently investigate the case, build a robust defense, and fight to secure the best possible outcome. Trust in our experience and commitment to safeguarding your freedom. Contact The Abt Law Firm, LLC today for a reliable and effective defense against kidnapping charges in Georgia!
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