Atlanta Kidnapping carries extremely harsh penalties. If the person kidnapped received bodily injury the penalty is life imprisonment or death. Any physical injury, however slight constitutes the requisite bodily harm within the meaning of O.C.G.A. § 16-5-40. If you have been charged with kidnapping or any other serious crimes, it is essential to seek a knowledgeable criminal defense attorney as soon as possible.
The Howard Law Group are kidnapping defense attorney’s who understand the system. As a Former Prosecutor, we have worked hard to develop our reputation as a aggressive litigator with a track record of obtaining dismissals, acquittals or a reduction in our clients’ charges.
Prior to 1968, kidnapping required a forcible abduction of the victim. The present law, however, requires an abduction and a holding of a person against his will. No force is required to accomplish the abduction. People often assume that kidnapping charges are only brought against people who do not know the victim. In our experience, however, we have learned that many kidnapping cases actually involve close friends, family members or non-custodial parents. Whatever your situation entails, the Howard Law Group will work hard to see your rights are protected and that your case is heard.
The offense of kidnapping requires at least slight asportation, i.e. moving the person against his will. It is crucial that a kidnapping case or a case of kidnapping with bodily injury, is thoroughly investigated. In my experience, the facts of a given case may support lesser charges and even the dismissal of criminal charges.
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