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Brown County Kidnapping Lawyer

Aggressive Defense Against Kidnapping Charges in Texas

Being accused of kidnapping is a serious matter. If you are convicted, you could be faced with years in prison, fines, and a permanent criminal record. At Woodley & Dudley, our Brown County kidnapping attorneys understand the gravity of the situation and will work tirelessly to protect your rights and fight for your freedom.

Call Woodley & Dudley today at (325) 246-3250 or contact us online to schedule a consultation with our kidnapping attorney in Brown County.

What is Kidnapping?

Kidnapping is a grave criminal offense involving the intentional abduction, confinement, or restraint of another person without their consent. In the state of Texas, kidnapping charges can be filed if an individual is accused of knowingly and unlawfully restraining another person with the intent to prevent their liberation. The severity of the charge can differ based on factors such as the age of the victim, the use of force, and the presence of aggravating circumstances.

What are the Penalties for Kidnapping in Texas?

Kidnapping convictions in Texas carry severe consequences, and the penalties are contingent upon the specifics of the case. Generally, kidnapping is categorized as a third-degree felony in the state of Texas. This offense bears a penalty of two to ten years in state prison and/or a fine that can reach up to $10,000.

Defenses Against Kidnapping Charges

Common defenses against kidnapping charges may include:

  • Lack of Intent: Demonstrating that there was no intent to commit kidnapping is a crucial defense strategy. This could involve proving misunderstandings, lack of knowledge, or other factors that negate the intent element of the offense.
  • Consent: If the alleged victim willingly participated in the movement or confinement, it may be possible to argue that no kidnapping occurred. This defense hinges on establishing clear and voluntary consent.
  • Parental Rights: In cases involving parents, asserting parental rights and custody agreements can be a key defense strategy. Understanding and presenting the legal context surrounding the relationship between the accused and the alleged victim is crucial.
  • False Accusations: Kidnapping charges can arise from misunderstandings or false accusations. We can investigate the circumstances surrounding the allegations to uncover any inconsistencies or motives for false reporting.

Contact Our Brown County Kidnapping Attorney Today

The Brown County kidnapping lawyers at Woodley & Dudley are dedicated to protecting your rights, providing a vigorous defense, and guiding you through the legal process with unwavering support. We are ready to listen to your side of the story, assess the details of your case, and develop a strategic defense tailored to your unique circumstances. Facing kidnapping charges is a serious matter, and having a knowledgeable and tenacious legal advocate can make all the difference in the outcome of your case.

Contact Woodley & Dudley today to get started with our Brown County kidnapping lawyer.

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