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Kidnapping: Definition & Penalties in Florida

Kidnapping charges often occur in conjunction with domestic violence charges—and the stakes are high. In the state of Florida, kidnapping is defined by section 787.01 as the forcible, secret, or threatening imprisonment of another person against their will and without lawful authority. In these cases, kidnapping is defined as having the intent to hold the individual for ransom, commit another felony, or inflict bodily harm.

Florida considers kidnapping a first-degree felony, which is punishable by imprisonment not exceeding life or a term not exceeding 30 years and a fine up to $10,000. Should the individual be accused of kidnapping a child under the age of 13 and committing aggravated child abuse, sexual battery, lewd or lascivious battery, and certain other crimes, the charge could be elevated to a life felony, which is punishable by imprisonment for life or a term not exceeding 40 years and a maximum fine of $15,000.

Aggressive Defense for Serious Criminal Charges

For individuals who are accused of kidnapping a family member or cohabitant in Orlando, criminal charges could also include domestic violence—meaning that the penalties can be even more severe. If you are facing this type of situation, you should not hesitate to contact an Orlando kidnapping attorney from our law firm.

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Mazin Law is the Orlando kidnapping defense law firm that you can trust. If you are looking for an assertive and aggressive domestic violence defense attorney to stand up for your rights both in and out of the courtroom, we are the law firm that you need to call. Reach out to us today if you would like to schedule your free criminal defense consult.

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