Kidnapping is defined as taking away a person against their will by way of force, fraud, or threat and holding them in false imprisonment. False imprisonment is to confine a person without the legal authority to do so. Kidnapping can be done to seek ransom, to further the success of another crime, for political purposes, and to gain illegal custody of a child. Kidnapping is a crime that can be committed by a stranger, acquaintance or relative to the victim.
In Maryland and Baltimore County, Harford County, Howard County, & Anne Arundel County, the Kidnapping statues are contained in Title 3 of the Maryland Criminal Code. The subsections of the Maryland Kidnapping title contain the following crimes:
Kidnapping cases can be complicated and difficult to litigate and defend. Kidnapping charges are strongly pursued by law enforcement and the state’s attorney for the jurisdiction in which the crime allegedly occurred.
If you have been charged or arrested for Kidnapping in Maryland, you need an experience, skilled, trusted, and knowledgeable Kidnapping criminal defense lawyer. Without the assistance and help, you have little chance of winning your case, if it goes to trial.
At the Law Offices of Randolph Rice we will conduct a thorough investigation into the details and specifics of the Kidnapping charges. We will formulate the most appropriate argument for your Kidnapping defense.
Often, the law enforcement agencies or State’s Attorney’s office for the county you are charged in will overlook an aspect of the case, if this happen, we will find other witnesses or evidence to present to the Court or state’s attorney’s office to support your side of the Kidnapping case. We will work with you and fight for your rights and freedoms.
Don’t Go to Court Alone. A criminal conviction can affect the rest of your life. You could spend years in jail, pay fines, Court costs and regret not having a professional attorney advising you on the best decisions in your criminal case. Call Attorney Randolph Rice at 410.288.2900 to schedule a FREE criminal defense consultation. We have years of experience and we can put that knowledge to work in your criminal case.
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