Broomfield Felony Kidnapping Defense Lawyer

Strategic Defense Representation for All Types of Kidnapping Charges in CO

Kidnapping offenses are serious felonies under Colorado law. For the accused, that can mean the threat of lengthy prison sentences, crushing fines, and other lasting penalties. As scary as felony kidnapping charges can be, it’s crucial for the accused to remember that:

  • They are innocent until proven guilty, in the eyes of the law.
  • The burden of proof will rest with the prosecution.
  • An experienced defense lawyer can make a big difference in the strength and outcome of these cases.

When you or a loved one has been charged with kidnapping in Colorado, it’s time to contact a Broomfield violent crimes lawyer at The Datz Law Firm, P.C. Backed by decades of experience and a relentless dedication to our clients, we have the knowledge and skills to craft strong defense cases for a range of kidnapping charges in Colorado.

Call (720) 879-1114 or email us for important answers about your rights and defense options.

We are ready to provide the advice, guidance, and counsel you need to get through these challenging times.

How Does Colorado Law Define Kidnapping?

Under Colorado law, kidnapping is the criminal act of carrying away and/or imprisoning someone without their consent. The level of charges filed for kidnapping will vary, according to several factors, like (but not limited to):

  • The alleged intent of the abductor
  • Whether a deadly weapon and/or threats were involved in the alleged offense
  • Whether the alleged victim(s) suffered any bodily harm
  • Whether any other crimes were committed during the alleged kidnapping, like sexual assault or armed robbery

Typically, kidnapping charges in Colorado are Class 4 to Class 1 felonies, based on the circumstances involved, as well as any criminal record the accused may have.

What Are the Penalties for Kidnapping Convictions in Colorado?

The following table shows the charges and penalties (upon conviction) for various types of kidnapping charges in Colorado.

Charge Classification Jail or Prison Time Fines Example
First-Degree Kidnapping Class 1 felony Up to 32 years or life (if the victim suffered fatal injuries) $5,000 to $1,000,000 Kidnapping involving serious bodily injury to the victim
Second-Degree Kidnapping Class 2 felony Up to 24 years Up to $750,000 Kidnapping that involves robbing or sexually assaulting the victim
Second-Degree Kidnapping Class 3 felony Up to 12 years Up to $500,000 Kidnapping with the use of a deadly weapon or with the intent to sell the victim
Second-Degree Kidnapping Class 4 felony 2 to 6 years Up to $500,000 Other acts of kidnapping

What Are the Defenses to Colorado Kidnapping Charges?

The best way to fight these charges will depend on the specific allegations and the available evidence. Depending on the circumstances involved, some defense options against kidnapping may include (and are not limited to) arguing that:

  • The situation was misunderstood or misinterpreted.
  • The accused has been wrongly identified as the perpetrator.
  • The allegations have been falsely made to try to get back at the accused.

Discover the best defense options for your case by contacting a Broomfield kidnapping defense lawyer at The Datz Law Firm, P.C.

Call (720) 879-1114 or email us for important answers about your rights and defense options.

As former district attorneys, we know how prosecutors approach kidnapping cases—and we know how to dismantle their arguments while providing strategic defense representation. We are proud to provide the advocacy and service we would expect if we were in your shoes, and we look forward to helping you overcome the legal challenges you face so you can move on to a brighter future.

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