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There are many situations where you could be accused of kidnapping or abduction in Virginia. While a kidnapping charge can derive from abducting someone for ransom, it can also result from a custody dispute between two parents or two young lovers running away together.

Whatever the case may be, a kidnapping conviction involves severe penalties. It is important to seek qualified legal counsel from a Virginia Beach criminal defense attorney. Fortunately, The Law Offices of Daniel J. Miller is ready to thoroughly review your case and determine all of your available legal options. Let us help you obtain the most favorable outcome possible.

Kidnapping Penalties

Kidnapping and abduction are used interchangeably in Virginia. According to Virginia law, a person commits the crime of kidnapping or abduction if he or she – by force, intimidation, or deception – seizes, takes, transports, detains, or secretes another person in order to deprive the personal liberty of another individual, withhold or conceal a person from another, or subject the person to forced services or labor.

Kidnapping is considered a Class 5 felony, punishable by a prison sentence of up to 10 years.

However, if abduction is committed by a parent of the person kidnapped and is punishable by contempt of court, the offense shall be a Class 1 misdemeanor, punishable by a maximum jail sentence of 12 months and a fine of up to $2,500.

If the abduction was committed by a parent and the parent removes the person kidnapped from Virginia, it is considered a Class 6 felony. A Class 6 felony is punishable by a prison sentence of up to five years.

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With more than 20 years of combined experience, our Virginia Beach criminal defense lawyers have a complete understanding of Virginia laws to help you navigate through the possible complexities of the legal system. In addition, we can investigate your arrest and gather critical evidence to develop an aggressive and effective defense strategy for you. Let us protect your rights, reputation, and freedom immediately.

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