Nashville Kidnapping Defense Attorneys
Challenging Kidnapping & False Imprisonment Charges
The stereotypical image of kidnapping normally depicts a vision of terror: perhaps someone with a gun, blindfolding a victim, and forcefully removing the victim to a hidden location. In reality, many people are charged with kidnapping under less drastic circumstances, such as preventing someone from leaving a room or restraining a child's movements in a swimming pool. A noncustodial parent may even be charged with kidnapping for taking a child without the custodial parent’s consent.
In the face of kidnapping charges, you can turn to May McKinney for the tenacious and experienced criminal defense representation you need. Our Nashville kidnapping defense attorneys take a holistic approach to these cases, using our decades of experience and resources to seek results that are in our clients’ best interests.
For a confidential review and strategy session regarding your kidnapping case, call (615) 265-6383.
Key Elements of a Kidnapping Charge
Tennessee law says that kidnapping has occurred when someone "knowingly removes or confines another (person) unlawfully so as to interfere substantially with the other's liberty." In fact, the definition is the same as that of false imprisonment, with the additional factor that kidnapping has been committed "under circumstances exposing the other person to substantial risk of bodily injury."
Kidnapping does not have to involve transporting a victim. Criminal charges often come about in connection with domestic violence charges. Allegations of serious bodily harm or the use of a deadly weapon may lead to charges of aggravated kidnapping or especially aggravated kidnapping.
As in the case of any criminal matter, the secret to a successful defense lies in an examination of all elements of the charges. Our Nashville kidnapping defense lawyers at May McKinney represent people accused of a wide range of criminal offenses, including false imprisonment and every variety of kidnapping. We are prepared to advocate zealously on your behalf.
Serving Mount Juliet, Franklin, Brentwood & Nashville
Is a prosecutor ignoring your constitutional rights? The consequences of a conviction on a charge of kidnapping or false imprisonment may have lifelong repercussions. Exercise your right to legal counsel and involve a firm that has a proven track record of success in these complex cases.
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