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A Seasoned Kidnapping Defense Legal Team

Whether you have been accused of simple kidnapping or aggravated kidnapping, you are facing felony charges and serious jail time. It is extremely important to hire an experienced kidnapping attorney to represent you and hopefully prevent a conviction or at the very least secure a reduced charge or penalty.

Here’s How The Legal Process Works:

Depending on the circumstances of your case and the skill of your kidnapping attorney, your case could result in:

  • Dismissal: By uncovering new evidence that supports your defense or by getting key pieces of the prosecution’s evidence withheld, we may be able to convince the District Attorney that they cannot win the case at trial. In this situation they would likely drop all charges against you.
  • Plea Bargain: If the evidence against you is strong, you may be better off accepting a plea bargain rather than enduring a long and stressful trial. For example, your kidnapping lawyer may be able to get your felony kidnapping charge reduced to a misdemeanor false imprisonment charge. You can rely on The Mattern Law Firm to fight for the minimum possible penalty as part of your plea bargain.
  • Acquittal: If your attorney believes you have a very strong defense argument and you are likely to be found not guilty at trial, it is well worth enduring the courtroom battle in exchange for your freedom.

When you hire The Mattern Law Firm as your kidnapping attorney, we will draw on our extensive experience with kidnapping cases to identify and pursue the best possible outcome for your case. We will never fill you with false hope but will instead provide honest and accurate advice about your options.

If I “Kidnapped” My Own Child, Can I Be Prosecuted?

If you do not have legal custody of the child, the answer is YES. You could be charged with child abduction in addition to kidnapping, in which case you might be ordered to serve the sentences consecutively. And even if you do have custody, if you take and hold a child to keep them from contact with someone who also has a custody right or a lawful visitation right, you could face charges for child detention. In either case you would need a good criminal defense lawyer.

Get A Free Case Evaluation From A Los Angeles Kidnapping Attorney

The statutes on kidnapping are complex, and the case law is even more so. Make sure you’re getting your advice and representation from a kidnapping lawyer who really knows their stuff. Start now by calling 310-807-1263 for a free case evaluation from The Mattern Law Firm.