PALM SPRINGS FL KIDNAPPING DEFENSE LAWYERS
WITH OFFICES IN BOCA RATON, FLORIDA
The criminal defense lawyers at Arnesen Law represent clients accused of a myriad of assault and threat-related offenses, some of which include kidnapping, vehicular homicide, and murder. Our seasoned attorneys represent clients in jurisdictions throughout South Florida, including Palm Springs, Jupiter, and Boca Raton.
With a practice focused entirely on serving clients charged with criminal and DUI offenses, the lawyers at Arnesen Law have accumulated a wealth of experience, developing specifically-formulated techniques to handle these cases. In fact, the firm’s founder, Jay Arnesen, honorably retired from the police force after nearly losing his life while on duty. He now dedicates himself and his practice to ensuring that every one of his clients receives the vigorous defense they deserve.
With offices conveniently located in Boca Raton and Fort Lauderdale, Mr. Arnesen and his team are readily available to clients facing charges in all of South Florida. Contact the offices of Arnersen Law anytime at 561-419-9630. Our lawyers are always pleased to provide initial legal consultations free of charge.
“As a former police officer, I used to help prosecute these charges for the State. Now, let me use my training and experience to combat these charges for you in court.” Jay Arnesen, Esq.
Kidnapping – Florida Statutes Section 787.01
Chapter 787 Section 1 of the Florida Statutes states:
(1) (a) The term “kidnapping” means forcibly, secretly, or by threat confining, abducting, or imprisoning another person against her or his will and without lawful authority, with intent to:
1. Hold for ransom or reward or as a shield or hostage.
2. Commit or facilitate commission of any felony.
3. Inflict bodily harm upon or to terrorize the victim or another person.
4. Interfere with the performance of any governmental or political function.
(b) Confinement of a child under the age of 13 is against her or his will within the meaning of this subsection if such confinement is without the consent of her or his parent or legal guardian.
(2) A person who kidnaps a person is guilty of a felony of the first degree, punishable by imprisonment for a term of years not exceeding life or as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s.775.084.
(3) (a) A person who commits the offense of kidnapping upon a child under the age of 13 and who, in the course of committing the offense, commits one or more of the following commits a life felony, punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084:
1. Aggravated child abuse, as defined in s. 827.03;
2. Sexual battery, as defined in chapter 794, against the child;
3. Lewd or lascivious battery, lewd or lascivious molestation, lewd or lascivious conduct, or lewd or lascivious exhibition, in violation of s. 800.04 or s. 847.0135(5);
4. A violation of former s. 796.03 or s. 796.04, relating to prostitution, upon the child;
5. Exploitation of the child or allowing the child to be exploited, in violation of s. 450.151; or
6. A violation of s. 787.06(3)(g), relating to human trafficking,
(b) Pursuant to s. 775.021(4), nothing contained herein shall be construed to prohibit the imposition of separate judgments and sentences for the life felony described in paragraph (a) and for each separate offense enumerated in subparagraphs (a)1.-5.
Kidnapping – Potential Penalties
Life Felony Kidnapping: A fine of up to $15,000, in addition to the penalties listed below, which are determined based on the date of the alleged offense.
- Committed prior to October 1, 1983: term of incarceration ranging from 30 years to life
- Committed on or after October 1, 1983: term of incarceration ranging from 40 years to life
- Committed on or after July 1, 1995: life-long term of incarceration
First Degree Felony Kidnapping: maximum sentence of life in prison, possibility of life-long parole, and fines not to exceed $10,000
Contact Our Palm Beach County Kidnapping Defense Lawyers for a Free Consultation
Kidnapping is considered one of the most serious crimes enumerated in the Florida Statutes and a conviction can result in a life spent in prison. Charges like these must be faced head-on with a vigorous and carefully-constructed defense. If you have been charged with kidnapping in South Florida, contact the attorneys at Arnesen Law day or night at 561-419-9630. An initial consultation is always provided free of charge.