Are you facing an abduction or kidnapping charge? Before answering any questions from the arresting officers or law enforcement agencies, you need to make sure you have legal representation. These charges are very serious and Texas kidnapping laws are punishable with up to life in prison! Regardless of how you got into the situation, you need to speak with an attorney before talking to anyone else.
Kidnapping and Abduction are two charges that you never want to face in the state of Texas. Even if you are a parent or relative who is trying to rescue a child from danger, you may still be charged with abduction, however these charges should not hold up in court if the best interests of the child were intended. Kidnapping is not charged if there is no intent or use of deadly force. In these situation, an you may be at risk of a unlawful restraint or transport charge.
Aggravated kidnapping is a first degree or second degree felony, depending on the situation. In the event the victim is released voluntarily without harm, a second degree felony would likely be charged. In other circumstances, such as an injured victim, or someone sexually abused, a first degree felony would be charged.
If you have been charged with kidnapping, abduction, unlawful restraint, or unlawful transport, you need to contact our offices immediately, so we can help you prepare a defense.