When an individual is taken or held against his or her will, whether that person is a child or an adult, kidnapping charges could be placed against the alleged captor. These kinds of situations arise for a wide range of reasons. In some cases, the alleged kidnapper is a trusted acquaintance or family member of the victim. In other cases, it is a complete stranger.
Experience with Complicated Cases
Kidnapping charges in Utah are not as clear-cut as one may think, which is why having a strategic and experienced Salt Lake City kidnapping lawyer on your side if you have been charged is crucial. At White & Matern , PLLC we have handled countless criminal defense cases and can strategize a relentless defense on your side if you have been charged.
Alleged kidnappers could face serious penalties within the criminal justice system, including:
- Incarceration or prison time with parole
- Lifetime incarceration without parole
- Registration as a sex offender (if the kidnapping involved a sex crime)
Some kidnapping charges or child kidnapping charges coincide with or lead to even more serious criminal charges. For example, if the kidnapped individual was harmed or killed while being held captive or if sexual assault or other violent sex crimes took place in conjunction with kidnapping. We will make sure to address the legal concerns from every angle.
Contact a Salt Lake City Kidnapping Defense Lawyer
If you have been charged with kidnapping, it is time to seek immediate legal representation from an experienced criminal defense attorney that will protect your rights. Attorney Daniel Matern and David Paul White of counsel bring more than 25 years of experience providing legal counsel and looking out for the best interest of each client.Schedule a free initial consultation with our firm by contacting us anytime, day or night, online or by telephone at 801-266-4114.
We offer reasonable fees, a 24-hour answering service, flexible appointments and skillful representation to individuals throughout Utah.