Lawyer for Criminal Defense when Charged with Kidnapping in New Mexico
Kidnapping is a crime taken very seriously in New Mexico. If you’ve been charged with kidnapping, you need to contact the experienced criminal defense attorneys at the Law Office of Mark Keller for an aggressive defense.
Charges for Kidnapping
According to New Mexico law, kidnapping is classified as a 1st degree felony unless the victim is released and unharmed, in which case it is a 2nd degree felony. The charges you face depend on several factors:
- The age of the victim
- The relationship between the victim and the alleged kidnapper
- The intent of the alleged kidnapper
- The length of time the victim was detained
Because they are classified as felonies, penalties for kidnapping as well as false imprisonment are serious and can include substantial fines, time in prison and a damaging criminal record.
Defending You from Kidnapping Charges in Albuquerque, NM
Some prosecutors will try to charge false imprisonment as kidnapping, which carries more serious consequences. Part of the effective defense that the Law Office of Mark Keller provides is to make sure the charges are accurate to ensure you aren’t facing more serious consequences.
Our team of lawyers has over 80 years of combined experience and an aggressive stance on defense that we will put to work for you. We will fight for the best possible outcome for your case.
If you’ve been charged with kidnapping, contact the Law Office of Mark Keller as soon as possible so we can be there to fight for you and protect your rights.