Kidnapping The Right Attorney Makes All The Difference

Virginia Beach Kidnapping Lawyer

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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 kidnapping 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 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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Case Results

A Track Record of Success
  • Obtaining a Protective Order – Virginia Beach Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court Domestic Violence

    Our client was seeking a protective order against her husband to obtain exclusive use and possession of the home and to require him to have no future hostile contact with her.

  • Underage Possession of Alcohol – Norfolk General District Court DUI

    Our client was alleged to have illegally possessed alcohol in the city of Norfolk.

  • Pre Litigation Defense – Rape - Virginia Beach General District Court Sex Crimes

    Our client was the respondent of a protective order wherein the petitioner alleged that she was raped.

  • Protective Order - Norfolk Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court Family Law

    Our client's estranged wife had filed a protective order to prohibit him from having contact with her to gain exclusive use and possession of the home and an upper hand in their divorce proceedings.

  • Bond Hearing – DUI 4th Offense - Virginia Beach Circuit Court DUI

    Our client was charged fourth offense driving under the influence.

  • Violation of Protective Order – Chesapeake Circuit Court - Appeal Domestic Violence

    Our client was under a protective order to have no hostile contact with his family.

  • Breaking and Entering with Intent to Commit Misdemeanor – Felony – Virginia Beach General District Court Felony Defense

    Our client was charged with breaking and entering with intent to commit a misdemeanor, but the Commonwealth agreed to dismiss the charge at the preliminary hearing stage against our client who suffered severe and debilitating mental illness.

  • Felony Third Offense Petty Larceny Virginia Beach General District Felony Defense

    We were successful in negotiating a reduction from a felony third offense petty larceny charge.

  • Appeal Possession of Marijuana - Chesapeake Circuit Court Drug Crimes

    Our client plead not guilty to a second offense possession of marijuana charge.

  • DUI Reduced to Reckless Driving – Isle of Wight General District Court DUI

    Our client was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol after officers arrived on a call for service in a church parking lot.

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