Bowie and Crofton Kidnapping Defense Attorney
Aggressive representation for clients charged with kidnapping throughout Maryland
Kidnapping is a serious charge with significant consequences under Maryland law, but it could also potentially carry federal charges if the alleged incident involved crossing state lines. If you are facing kidnapping charges, you should not hesitate to contact an experienced criminal defense attorney who can explain to you the challenges you are facing and help you to develop a strategy to get the charges reduced or dropped.
The experienced kidnapping defense lawyers at Carey Law Office are focused on defending your rights and safeguarding your future. Kidnapping is a serious charge with life-altering consequences. Call us in Bowie or Crofton today for guidance about possible next steps in your case.
The charge of Kidnapping under Maryland law
The Maryland criminal code has two kidnapping statutes.
Kidnapping § 3-502
“A person may not, by force or fraud, carry or cause a person to be carried in or outside the State with the intent to have the person carried or concealed in or outside the State.” This law does not apply to parents taking their minor children.
The penalty is up to 30 years in prison.
Child kidnapping § 3-503
In summation, a person many not remove a child under the age of 16 from his or her home without the consent of the child’s parent or legal guardian. Depending on the exact circumstances of the case, the person convicted of the crime may face up to 20 years in prison, up to 30 years in prison, or, if the person is also convicted of rape or first-degree sexual offense, up to life in prison.
How can a defense attorney help my case?
Even after you have paid the court costs, fines and possibly spent time in jail, the consequences of a criminal conviction will continue to have a negative impact on your life and your future. Consider the benefit of having an experienced professional criminal defense attorney on your side who knows the law, and who has helped many other clients just like you make smart decisions based on the facts of their case. When it comes to defending your rights in the criminal justice system, you do not know what you do not know.
You will benefit from the skill and experience of a Bowie criminal defense lawyer representing you. With nearly four decades years of combined legal experience, our kidnapping defense lawyers do not shy away from complicated cases involving serious felonies. We investigate the incident, find crucial evidence to support your case, and do everything we can to bring about the best possible outcome given the facts of your case. Call and schedule a consultation today so that you can learn firsthand how we can defend you throughout the entire legal process.
Schedule a consultation with an experienced Bowie and Crofton kidnapping defense lawyer today
If you are facing kidnapping charges, our Bowie criminal defense attorneys are here to protect your rights. From our offices in Bowie and Crofton, we serve clients in Anne Arundel County, Prince George’s County, and throughout the state. You may call 301-464-2500 or complete our contact form to get in touch with Carey Law Office today. We’ll get you through this.