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Defending Those Who Have Been Accused Of Kidnapping in New York

At Mottola Uris Law, PLLC, we take our clients' cases very seriously. We know that the outcome of a kidnapping charge can be life-altering. If you are convicted, you could face years in prison. Our Brooklyn kidnapping attorney can thoroughly investigate the facts of your case and fight to defend your rights and freedom.

Call Mottola Uris Law, PLLC today at (718) 550-3318 or contact us online to schedule a consultation with our kidnapping attorney in Brooklyn.

What is Kidnapping?

Kidnapping is a serious crime in New York involving an individual's unlawful abduction or restraint against their will. It is the act of taking someone by force, intimidation, deceit, or threat and holding them against their will, often with the intent to commit other offenses such as ransom, assault, or even murder. Kidnapping is a grave offense with severe consequences, and those convicted may face significant prison time and lifelong consequences.

What are the Penalties for Kidnapping in New York?

In the state of New York, kidnapping charges are categorized into two degrees: first-degree and second-degree kidnapping. The severity of the charges depends on various elements, including the victim's age, the use of weapons, and the specific intent behind the kidnapping. Here's a breakdown of the penalties for each degree:

First-Degree Kidnapping:

  • First-degree kidnapping is a Class A-I felony, the most serious crime category in New York.
  • If convicted, you could face a sentence of up to 25 years to life in prison.
  • This charge is typically applied when the victim is under 16 years old, the kidnapping involves a sexual offense, or the victim is physically injured.

Second-Degree Kidnapping:

  • Second-degree kidnapping is also a serious offense, classified as a Class B felony.
  • Conviction can result in a sentence of up to 25 years in prison.
  • This charge is applied in cases where the victim is held for ransom, to facilitate another crime, or is abducted for any unlawful purpose.
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Defenses Against Kidnapping Charges

Our team can employ various strategies to protect your rights, such as:

  • Lack of Intent: Proving that you did not intend to kidnap the alleged victim. Misunderstandings or lack of intent can be valid defenses.
  • Alibi: Demonstrating that you were not at the location where the kidnapping occurred at the time of the incident. An alibi can be a powerful defense.
  • Mistaken Identity: If there is any doubt about the accuracy of the victim's identification, it can be used as a defense.
  • Coercion: Demonstrating that you were forced or coerced into participating in the kidnapping can be a valid defense.
  • Illegal Search and Seizure: Challenging the evidence by arguing that it was obtained unlawfully can lead to the dismissal of charges.
  • Consent: In some cases, demonstrating that the alleged victim consented to the actions can be a viable defense.

What Sets Us Apart?

  • Direct Access to Attorneys From Start to Finish
  • Former Prosecutors Who Know Both Sides of the Law
  • Available 24/7 & Provide Free Initial Consultations
  • More Than 30 Years of Combined Experience

Contact Our Kidnapping Attorney in Brooklyn Today

Our Brooklyn kidnapping lawyers are here to provide you with aggressive, skilled legal representation. At Mottola Uris Law, PLLC, we understand the complexities of these charges and will fight tirelessly to defend your rights. We will listen to your side of the story, assess the strengths and weaknesses of your case, and develop a tailored defense strategy to protect your freedom and your future. Your future is worth defending, and we are here to help you every step of the way.

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