New Jersey Kidnapping Defense Attorney
The crime of kidnapping entails unlawfully seizing a person by coercion or force, without that person’s consent, and removing that person from the area. Often, kidnapping involves the intent to obtain a ransom of some sort, whether monetary or otherwise. Custody disputes often create contentious situations in which one parent’s supervision of the child is regarded by the other as criminal, though state law was revised to account for these situations.
Kidnapping Charges in NJ
If you have been charged with kidnapping in Monmouth County, it is important to have an experienced New Jersey kidnapping defense attorney at your side during the complicated legal process. The attorneys of the Law Office of Jason A. Volet in Freehold and Neptune, are dedicated to helping our clients to protect their legal rights and freedom when they have been accused of kidnapping, regardless of the circumstances. Contact us today!
Penalties for Kidnapping
Under New Jersey law, kidnapping is regarded as a felony in the first degree in most instances, though it may be a second-degree crime if the kidnapped party is released and unharmed before the accused kidnapper is arrested. If the person being held is transported across state lines, the matter may instead be subject to federal kidnapping laws. The following are some of the possible penalties in New Jersey:
- 15 to 30 years’ incarceration when the alleged victim is 16 or over (first degree).
- 5 to 10 years’ incarceration when the alleged victim is 16 or over (second degree).
- 25 years to life, with or without the possibility of parole after 25 years, in instances when there are aggravating factors such as the commission of another crime, or when the alleged victim is under 16 years of age.
If you or someone you know is facing charges of kidnapping in Freehold or Neptune, contact the experienced New Jersey violent crimes attorneys of the Law Office of Jason A. Volet at 732-863-5050 today. You are entitled to a fair trial and a vigorous defense, and we are passionately committed to ensuring that you receive both.