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Colorado Springs Felony Kidnapping Attorneys

Every now and again a person intentionally abducts another person and holds them against their will — these are the circumstances that most people think of when they think of felony kidnapping charges in Colorado. However, more often than not, those facing felony kidnapping charges are baffled at the charges because it is often a misunderstanding. Don’t let a misunderstanding force you to be labeled a felon; let us defend your rights.

At the Law Offices of Murphy and Price, LLP, we have been defending the residents of Colorado Springs, Fort Carson, and the surrounding southern Front Ranges areas in their criminal kidnapping and false imprisonment cases for more than two decades. If you are facing felony charges, contact our legal team for a complimentary consultation.

Examples of Chargeable Kidnapping Include:

  • Forcible abduction — kidnapping
  • Seizing and moving an unwilling victim — asportation
  • Custody agreement violation — parental/ custodial kidnapping / custodial interference
  • Preventing another person from leaving — false imprisonment
  • Entices or persuades another person to go from one place to another
  • Holding a hostage for ransom

In Colorado, the crime of kidnapping is the imprisoning of another person or causing another person to move from one place to another by means of force or unlawful enticement or persuasion. Kidnapping is always charged as a felony because it is considered a crime of violence.

At the Law Offices of Murphy and Price, we have several decades worth of experience building defenses to protect those who have been charged with a serious felony over a misunderstanding.

Sex Crime Felony Category Presumptive Sentence Presumptive Fines
Class 1 felony - the victim is injured or dies as a result) 16 years to life
Class 2 felony 8 - 24 years $5,000 - $1,000,000
Class 3 felony 4 - 32 years $3,000 - $750,000
Class 3 felony - if the victim is also robbed 8 - 48 years $5,000 - $1,000,000
Class 4 felony 2 - 8 years $2,000-$500,000
Sexual offense in addition to second-degree kidnapping 21 years to life

Potential Kidnapping Defenses

There are many ways that you’d be surprised you could be facing felony kidnapping charges. For instance, if you and your partner get into a domestic dispute and you persuade them to move from room to room or forcibly remove them from a room, or one of you prevents the other from leaving the house, you will likely find yourself facing charges of criminal false imprisonment. Another common scenario is a parent removing their own child from the family home or missing a visitation session with another parent, known as parental kidnapping. Some defenses that can be used to challenge the felony kidnapping charges in Colorado civil court include:

  • The alleged victim had full freedom of movement
  • You had the legal right to move the victim
  • There was no movement of a victim
  • You moved the victim to keep them safe
  • When you contact the criminal defense team at the Law Offices of Murphy and Price in Colorado Springs, we will proactively begin building your defense to reduce the impact on your life. Don’t hesitate to call the best legal team on your side — connect with us today.

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    Felony kidnapping charges can have severe and lasting consequences on your future and reputation. Not only can it cause you to be a convicted felon, but can impact your military career and immigration status. Because it is considered a violent crime, your record will be completely tarnished if convicted. Get the defense you deserve when you enlist the help of the talented criminal defense team at the Law Offices of Murphy and Price, LLP. Our experienced Colorado Springs-based legal team can help you decide which options you have and aggressively defend your case. Contact us to schedule your consultation today.

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