Dothan Kidnapping Attorney
Representing clients charged with kidnapping offenses in Abbeville, Geneva, Troy, Ozark and all of Alabama’s Wiregrass area
There are two degrees of kidnapping in Alabama, kidnapping first degree, and kidnapping second degree. A conviction of either kidnapping first or kidnapping second can put you in prison for decades so protect yourself. Our kidnapping attorneys in Dothan, Alabama at Parkman White, LLP are experienced in winning kidnapping cases and are ready to fight your case with you.
Kidnapping First Degree
Kidnapping 1st usually means that the offender has taken someone against their will in order to: demand a ransom; make them a hostage; use them as a shield; or sexually abuse them. A defense to kidnapping I exists when the offender voluntarily releases the person that was kidnapped prior to the defendant being captured.
As a Class A felony, Kidnapping first in Alabama is punishable by 10 years to life in prison and is covered by Alabama Code 13A-6-43.
Kidnapping Second Degree
Kidnapping 2nd outlaws the abduction of another person under circumstances that are not considered Kidnapping 1st.
As a Class B felony, it is punishable by up to 20 years in prison and is governed by Alabama Code 13A-6-44.
We most often see kidnapping II charges in child custody disputes where the custodial parent demands kidnapping charges against the other parent or grandparent who they claim took the minor child without permission.
If you or a loved one are being investigated or prosecuted for kidnapping, let our kidnapping attorneys at Parkman White, LLP defend you. You may be completely innocent, or they may have overcharged you. In other words, you may have committed the less serious crimes of interference with custody or unlawful imprisonment. Let us provide you a consultation today. Email us or call us at 334-792-1900.