Salt Lake City Utah Kidnapping Attorney
Kidnapping is one of Utah’s most serious violent offenses. If you have been charged with kidnapping in Utah, don’t take any chances with discount attorneys. With Utah Defenders you will be in good hands and your defense will be prepared to the fullest extent. A kidnapping attorney from our firm understands that when it comes to going to trial on kidnapping charges you have to make sure that every fact is discovered, every witness interviewed, and every alibi established.
If you have been charged with kidnapping in Utah you are looking at a possible felony conviction, which includes significant fines, possible restitution, years in the state prison, and other consequences such as parole. If your kidnapping allegations are coupled with a sex crime you could also be facing having to register as a sex offender for the rest of your life.
Kidnapping Can Occur in a Number of Ways
There are several ways in which one can commit kidnapping in Utah. The most common way is by detaining or restraining the victim against his will for a substantial period of time. Other ways one commits kidnapping is by detaining or restraining a victim in a way that exposes the victim to physical injury, holding the victim as an involuntary servant, moves the victim a long distance or across state lines, or restraining or detaining a victim between the ages of 14 and 18 against the victim’s parents’ will.
In addition to the various ways one can commit kidnapping, there is also the possibility you can be charged with aggravated kidnapping or child kidnapping depending on the circumstances of your case and each of which carries more severe penalties than regular kidnapping.
Contact Us to Get Defended
We are Utah criminal defense attorneys based in Salt Lake City. Contact a kidnapping attorney at our firm anytime to discover how our lawyers can defend you against kidnapping charges. Contact us by phone at 801.618.1334 or email us so that we can schedule a free consultation. We can generally get you in to meet with us the same day.