Phoenix Kidnapping Attorney
Kidnapping Lawyer in Phoenix, Arizona
As a criminal defense lawyer taking cases in Phoenix, Scottsdale, Glendale
Joshua S. Davidson has experience in dealing with kidnapping charges. Kidnapping is defined
as the taking of a person from one place to another against their will,
or the confinement of a person in a controlled space against their will.
Many elements will be used in the discovery and trial phases of this case.
Our Phoenix criminal defense lawyer can evaluate the various aspects to
build the strongest defense possible, reduce the chances of an unfavorable
verdict or prevent conviction. He has more than 15 years of legal experience
and has obtained numerous victories for clients.
To discuss your case, contact the Law Offices of Joshua S. Davidson today
to request a
free case consultation.
Arizona Laws on Kidnapping Charges
kidnapping is such a broad legal category, people committing a variety
of restraint type actions can be charged with kidnapping. Kidnapping charges
are based on an individual’s
intent to restrain another person, so even if you restrain a person just for a
moment, you could be charged with kidnapping.
According to Arizona state law, kidnapping occurs when a person intentionally
restrains another person with the intent to:
- Hold the victim for ransom or as a shield or hostage
- Hold the victim for involuntary servitude
- Inflict death, physical injury, or sexual offense
- Seize or exercise control over any vehicle, airplane, bus, train or ship
Mr. Davidson has been a criminal defense lawyer in Phoenix for many years
and have extensive knowledge when it comes to handling cases with kidnapping
charges. It has been his experience that kidnapping is often charged in
connection with other crimes, such as:
Phoenix Kidnapping Penalties & Defenses
Kidnapping is considered to be a felony offense in Arizona, and if convicted
you could face harsh legal penalties such as jail or prison time, and
kidnappings by a family member could result in loss of custody.
Phoenix criminal defense attorney may use two main defenses when defending your kidnapping case. The first
defense is “consent.” If a lawyer can prove that you believed
the victim consented, your kidnapping charges could be dropped. The second
defense is “lack of intent.” Sometimes the intention of the
defendant is hard to prove, but by choosing a skilled lawyer who can provide
proof that the intent to kidnap was not present, you could receive a verdict
in your favor or a reduction in your charges to the much less serious
Call Now for a Free Consultation!
The laws surrounding kidnapping charges can be difficult to understand,
and you need an attorney who can cover every base to maximize your chances
of avoiding a conviction for this felony offense. As a serious and aggressive
Phoenix criminal defense lawyer, Joshua S. Davidson can provide you with
the experienced representation your case calls for.