Kidnapping / False Imprisonment

Defending Against False Imprisonment and Kidnapping Charges

At the Law Offices of Jess C. Bedore III, our lawyers have the experience and resources to defend clients against even the most uncommon charges, such as kidnapping and false imprisonment. These allegations are not made every day, but our attorneys have more than 50 years of combined criminal defense experience that includes defending numerous clients against these charges.

Examples of Kidnapping and False Imprisonment

False imprisonment is a term that covers situations such as:

  • Not letting someone out of the car when requested
  • Taking away a cell phone or disabling a land line to prevent calling the police
  • Taking a hostage during the commission of a crime
  • Preventing someone from leaving a room or building

The definition of false imprisonment can be complex and involve considerations of authority and consent. An experienced lawyer can help untangle these issues and determine whether you are being correctly charged.

Kidnapping charges may be brought when one parent removes a child to another state to escape abuse — it may also be called child abduction. It may cover one parent returning the children late to the other parent's house. Kidnapping laws may apply in cases where the accused is charged with trying to obtain ransom money or commit a sexual crime and movement of the alleged victim is accomplished.

Contact the Law Offices of Jess C. Bedore III if you have been charged or believe you may be charged with kidnapping or false imprisonment. Call toll-free at 888-319-0305 for an initial consultation.

Consequences of a Conviction

It is critical to have an experienced lawyer to defend you against charges of kidnapping/false imprisonment. The consequences can be severe, especially when they are part of a domestic violence charge. You can be sent to state prison, lose child custody or visitation, and be unable to possess a firearm for life.

We defend clients by investigating the facts of the matter. We try to determine whether false imprisonment or kidnapping are the correct charges, or whether all of the legal elements that define false imprisonment or kidnapping were present. For instance, was there force, coercion or threats? Was there physical restraint? After we have the answers to questions like these, we can develop a strong defense.

Contact an Experienced Attorney

Contact our California lawyers about false imprisonment or kidnapping. Call the Law Offices of Jess C. Bedore III in Roseville, California, toll-free at 888-319-0305 to learn about your options and how we can help you protect your rights.