Kidnapping Proven in the Courtroom, Where It Matters Most.

Dickson County Kidnapping Defense Attorney

Aggressively Defending the Accused in Middle Tennessee

Kidnapping is a very serious criminal offense in Tennessee that can be charged at both the state and federal level. This offense involves taking someone against his or her will to an undisclosed place and can occur in various ways, including being committed by a parent in a divorce or child custody battle. No matter the circumstances, a kidnapping conviction results in severe penalties, such as lengthy prison time and heavy fines.

If you or someone you know has been accused of kidnapping in or around Dickson County, you need a strong defender in your corner as soon as possible. Belmares Law, PLLC offers legal representation with trial experience that focuses primarily on criminal defense. Our firm is small enough to provide very personalized service; you will always have direct access to your attorney because your case will never be turned over to a junior associate. We know how to thoroughly investigate all the facts and circumstances surrounding your arrest and will explore all legal avenues in an effort to mitigate the consequences of kidnapping charges.

Our firm handles the following types of kidnapping charges in Middle Tennessee:

  • Kidnapping

  • Aggravated Kidnapping

  • Especially aggravated kidnapping

Schedule a free, initial consultation with a Dickson County kidnapping defense lawyer by contacting us at (833) 355-0310 today.

Tennessee Laws on Kidnapping

Kidnapping is defined as false imprisonment that occurs when you knowingly take or confine another person against his or her will, exposing the person to bodily injury. It is charged as a Class C felony carrying penalties of three to 15 years in prison and fines of up to $10,000.

A kidnapping that involves specific types of circumstances will elevate the charge to aggravated kidnapping. These circumstances include kidnapping another with the intention of causing serious bodily harm or to terrorize someone else, kidnapping someone in order to more easily commit a felony or flee the scene after committing a felony or to interfere with some type of government function, or a kidnapping that causes bodily harm or is committed with the use of a deadly weapon.

Aggravated kidnapping is charged as a Class B felony punishable by eight up to 30 years in prison and fines of up to $25,000.

More serious aggravating circumstances will lead to a charge of “especially aggravated kidnapping.” These circumstances include kidnapping someone under the age of 13, kidnapping in order to get a ransom or reward, kidnapping someone to hold as a hostage, using a deadly weapon while kidnapping, or seriously injuring someone in a kidnapping crime.

Especially aggravated kidnapping is charged as a Class A felony carrying 15 up to 60 years in prison and fines of up to $50,000.

In kidnapping cases, if the kidnapper releases his or her victim voluntarily and the victim is alive or if the kidnapper gives information as to the whereabouts of the victim that leads to a safe return, these actions will serve as mitigating factors in the case.

Use the Experience of Belmares Law, PLLC in Your Defense

Our firm knows how to investigate the facts and the evidence put forth by the prosecution in seeking to build the best defense strategy for your case. When facing a charge as serious as kidnapping, you will want to be represented by an attorney who has solid trial experience and proven legal ability. We strongly advise you to take advantage of the skills and experience of Attorney Belmares at this critical time.

Get aggressive legal assistance – call us at (833) 355-0310 today.

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