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Atlanta Kidnapping Defense Lawyer

Kidnapping carries extremely harsh penalties in Georgia. If the person kidnapped received bodily injury the penalty is life imprisonment or death. Any physical injury, however slight constitutes the requisite bodily harm within the meaning of O.C.G.A. § 16-5-40. If you have been charged with kidnapping or any other serious crimes, it is essential to seek experienced criminal defense representation as soon as possible.

I am Richard Grossman, an experienced  kidnapping defense attorney with 20 years of legal experience. I have worked hard to develop my reputation as a zealous advocate with a track record of obtaining dismissals, acquittals or a reduction in my clients' charges. Share your story with me today by contacting our law firm online. You may also set up your free initial consultation by calling my office at (678) 358-6555.

Kidnapping Representation: Experienced State and Federal Criminal Defense

Prior to 1968, kidnapping required a forcible abduction of the victim. The present law, however, requires an abduction and a holding of a person against his will. No force is required to accomplish the abduction. People often assume that kidnapping charges are only brought against people who do not know the victim. In my experience, however, I have learned that many kidnapping cases actually involve close friends, family members or non-custodial parents. Whatever your situation entails, I will work hard to see your rights are protected and that your case is heard.

The offense of kidnapping requires at least slight asportation, i.e. moving the person against his will. It is crucial that a kidnapping case or a case of kidnapping with bodily injury, is thoroughly investigated. In my experience, the facts of a given case may support lesser charges and even the dismissal of criminal charges.

Contact a Georgia False Imprisonment & Child Abduction Defense Lawyer

If you are facing a criminal charge, contact our Kidnapping Defense Lawyer today. I will meet with you there or in jail to discuss your case and your defense.

Recent Victories

State of Georgia v. Clark

Case # 16SC147213
Charges: Aggravated Assault, Cruelty to Children. Charges reduced to misdemeanors. Suspended sentence i.e. no jail, no probation. First Offender Treatment=No conviction. Fulton County Superior Court: May 17, 2017

State of Georgia v. Spencer

Case # 16SC145748
Charges: Armed Robbery, Reckless Conduct. Client facing mandatory minimum 10-year prison sentence without the possibility of parole. All charges Dismissed. Fulton County Superior Court: February 17, 2017

State of Georgia v. Gonzalez

Case # 15B-04016-10
Charges: Trafficking in Methamphetamine. Client facing 10 year mandatory minimum prison sentence. After trial by jury, not guilty verdict. Superior Court of Gwinnett County: July 7, 2016

State of Georgia v. Tahhan

Case # 15SC133921
In Fulton County, Ga. Armed Robbery, Home Invasion and Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony. Dismissed on August 18, 2015

State of Georgia v. Garnez

Case # 15SC133726
In Fulton County, Ga. Kidnapping. Dismissed on August 20, 2015

State of Georgia v. Katrina Shardow

In Fulton County, Ga. After a two-week trial a jury found Ms. Shardow not guilty of murder and related charges on May 26, 2015.

State of Georgia v. Dalan Grant:

In Fulton County, Ga. Mr. Grant was charged with Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Distribute and Possession of a Firearm During Commission of a Felony – all charges were dismissed.

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