Las Vegas Kidnapping Attorney
If you live in southern Nevada—Las Vegas, Henderson, Boulder City, and Mesquite—and are involved in or suffering from the effects of Kidnapping, it’s essential you get the best legal help you can.
You need Las Vegas criminal defense lawyers at Douglas Crawford Law.
Kidnapping is a very serious offense. The Nevada Revised Statutes (NRS) provide a detailed description of the varying grades of the crime of Kidnapping,
There are two degrees of Kidnapping. The first degree concerns anyone who seizes, confines, inveigles, entices, decoys, abducts, conceals, kidnaps or carries away a person by any means whatever intending to hold or detain them for any reason, including but not limited to: ransom, reward, sexual assault, extortion or robbery upon the victim, to kill them or inflict substantial bodily harm upon them, or to get from relatives or friends of the kidnapped person any money or valuable property. The person who leads, takes, entices, or carries away or detains any minor with the intent to keep, imprison, or confine said minor from his or her parents, guardians, or any other individual with lawful custody over the minor with the intent to hold the minor to unlawful service, perpetrate upon them any unlawful act, will be guilty of a category A felony, carrying mandatory prison time and a fine. If you are the perpetrator or victim of this crime, we need to get your legal work started immediately.
Second degree Kidnapping affects anyone who willfully and without the authority of law seizes, inveigles, takes, carries away or kidnaps another person with the intent to keep the person secretly imprisoned within the state of Nevada. Second degree Kidnapping also applies if the person wished to take the person out of Nevada without legal authority. Second degree Kidnapping is a category B felony, also carrying mandatory prison time and a minimum fine.
If a person of any age gets injured during a Kidnapping, expanded penalties can be added. Because Kidnapping is such a heinous crime, depending upon the nature of the act and any possible injuries sustained by the victim, penalties can be fairly harsh, including the death penalty for category A crimes. The statute also provides penalties for anyone aiding or abetting in the commission of a Kidnapping, so even if you have only played a marginal and perhaps unknowing role you may still face charges for your participation and we will need to begin your legal work as soon as possible to protect you.
It is possible mitigating circumstances may be argued in your defense. No two cases of Kidnapping are similar, and unique reasons may help in our defense if you acted for reasons you felt important to protect a child. We can discuss all the aspects of your case when we meet.
Douglas Crawford Law has been in this field of law for more than 30 years and will give you the best representation you can get in Nevada. Your future is on the line.
Hire me. I can be reached at (702) 383-0090.
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What is considered kidnapping in Nevada?
The crime of kidnapping in Nevada is divided into first and second degrees. Willfully taking a person with the intention to hold them for ransom or to commit sexual assault, robbery, extortion, murder, or battery with substantial bodily harm is classified as first-degree kidnapping.
What is the penalty for kidnapping in Nevada?
In Nevada, first-degree kidnapping is a category A felony. The penalty for significant bodily harm to the victim is: life in Nevada State Prison without the possibility of parole; life in prison with the opportunity for release after 15 years; or 40 years behind bars with the chance of parole after 15 years.
Is kidnapping a felony in Nevada?
A kidnapping for ransom is considered a first-degree felony, which comes with a term of 15 years, 40 years, or life imprisonment. All other kidnappings are classified as second-degree kidnapping, which is a category B felony punishable by two to 15 years in prison.
How much time do you get for kidnapping?
Kidnapping charges can result in lengthy prison terms, including life sentences in some cases and states. First-degree or aggravated kidnapping carries a sentence of at least 20 years, while second-degree kidnapping is punishable by at least five years in prison.
What qualifies as a kidnapping?
Kidnapping takes place when a person, without valid authorization, physically transfers another person against that other person’s will for the purpose of using the abduction in furtherance of a fraudulent goal. It is a crime. See our article on Criminal Law for more information.
What are the consequences of kidnapping?
Being abducted has a significant emotional toll, especially for a youngster. Depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can last a lifetime.
What do you do in case of kidnapping?
If you are aware, follow your captors’ instructions. Do not fight while being arrested and transported. Concentrate on surviving mentally by visualizing the route being taken, noting turns, street noise, odors, and so on.
Can kidnapping charges be dropped?
According to the Kidnapping Statute, in order for the crime to be prosecuted, a person must be kidnapped and transported against their will. This might be difficult to prove since the victim’s consent was not forced, but successfully establishing this may result in your charges being dropped because no criminal act occurred.
How can we stop kidnapping?
Never publish your children’s personal information or photographs on the internet. Establish limitations on where your kids may go. In areas like shopping malls, movie theaters, parks, public restrooms, and while fundraising door-to-door, supervise them. Never leave youngsters in a car or stroller for even a minute without supervision.
How is kidnapping a problem?
It’s possible that continual exposure to a hostile and uncontrollable environment causes people to become powerless and self-destructive, resulting in depression. Society can’t prevent all kidnappings and hostage situations, but it may help victims and their families avoid or overcome long-term problems with brief intervention.