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Kidnapping Attorney (California Penal Code 207 PC). There are different instances in which you may be accused of the crime of kidnapping. This can be a serious crime which could result in penalties and lifelong repercussions which you would want to avoid. That is why, any time you are accused of a crime, including kidnapping, you should not hesitate to contact Williams & Javellana, LLP for a kidnapping attorney. We understand how to defend kidnapping cases and to get to the bottom of the situation, so that you can be defended properly and aggressively. We will look out after your best interest and will not only defend you, we will help you to be comfortable with the process as it occurs.

When most people think about kidnapping, they think about stealing a child from their home. This does occur from time to time, but it certainly is not the only type of kidnapping for which you may be charged. As a matter of fact, kidnapping can occur with any individual, regardless of whether they are a minor or not. In addition, it is not only the taking of somebody that is unknown to you, these cases often occur among families and friends who are familiar with the individual that was taken. These are some of the things that will be discussed with you when you contact Williams & Javellana, LLP.

Understanding Kidnapping Laws

The prosecutor is going to need to prove that there are certain elements in place in order for you to be convicted of kidnapping. First of all, it is necessary to prove the fact that you took the other individual using either fear or force. Additionally, you would have to have that individual move a substantial distance using that force or fear and finally, the entire action must have taken place without the consent of the individual who was allegedly kidnapped.

There may be certain charges for kidnapping which would also increase the possibility for severe punishment in a kidnapping case. For example, if you commit a carjacking and hold or detain the other person by force, you may also be convicted of kidnapping. That is due to the fact that you may have moved them a substantial distance and you did not have their consent. There are also other cases of aggravated kidnapping (California Penal Code Section 209 PC)which could increase the possibility for severe punishment. That is due to the fact that you will be charged with two separate kidnapping crimes, the kidnapping and the other offense which went along with it.

In some cases, a conviction of kidnapping may result in a prison term of up to 8 years. If the individual who was kidnapped was under the age of 14, the prison term may be up to 11 years. Any type of violent felony that was committed along with the kidnapping could also increase the penalty and may be considered a strike under California’s three strikes law.

You should never face these charges on your own. Do not wait to contact Williams & Javellana, LLP for assistance. You can rest assured that, when we take care of your case, we will handle it professionally.


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Gold standard for professionalism and ethics. Extremely knowledgeable and proficient in handling complex cases. Attorney Javellana took painstaking hours building a civil case, (co-ownership/property rights) and then he presented overwhelming evidence at trial. Mr. Javellana was on point for 3 days at trial where he tactfully asserted a powerful presence in the courtroom and systematically picked apart the defendents and he was quick to respond to the dirty trickery of the defense attorney with undisputable legal arguments. As a result of Mr. Javellana's detailed and powerful representation, the opposing side had no chance. Mr. Javellana was extremely organized and detail oriented throughout. Mr. Javellana won the case across multiple points and most impressively he obtained a permanent injunction against the opposing party. Additionally, Mr. Javellana, represented me with two other cases where his professionalism and his relentless tactical drive continued with successful results. I highly recommend Mr. Javellana. J.M
California June 20, 2015