First and foremost, it is a serious felony to kidnap another person. The term "kidnapping" is defined under Florida's statute 787.01 as using force, a threat of force, or acted secretly to imprison, abduct or confine another person against his or her will. Consequently, kidnapping is a first-degree felony punishable by imprisonment in Florida State penitentiary for up to 30 years and high fines may also be imposed. Finally, this is all written under Florida Law.
In Statue 787.01, if a child under 13 is considered to taken ‘against their will’ if the child is removed without the consent of their parent or legal guardian. Therefore, any crimes committed against the child or exploitation of the child will receive a life felony. Contact Ron S. Chapman today if you are convicted of a kidnapping crime.
To constitute kidnapping, the necessary movement or confinement occurring within the context of the other felony, must:
Ron Chapman practices criminal defense in both State and Federal Courts within the State of Florida. Since 1990, Mr. Chapman has been representing people accused of committing various types of crimes. If you are facing criminal charges in Florida, Ronald Chapman can help.
Visit us at https://www.justiceflorida.com/ You can also connect with the West Palm Beach Criminal Defense Office online today! Ron Chapman, an experienced criminal defense lawyer, dedicated to defending your rights. Contact him today to begin to discuss your case.
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