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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 Jeff Manciagli, an experienced kidnapping defense attorney practicing law since 1987. 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 (404) 642-9080.

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.

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    Jeff Manciagli, Trial Attorney

    4.9 / 5.0

    I was very pleased with the services Mr. Manciagli provided. He was professional, explained everything throughly, and most importantly Mr. Manciagli was able to get my case dismissed. I would refer him to anyone seeking legal council. My case was handled with absolute discretion and expertise.


    I Highly Recommend Mr. Manciagli To Anyone looking for a great outcome with whatever their situation might be Mr. Manciagli has been of great help and i am beyond bless Since the day i met him At Only 3 weeks of contacting him for early termination on Federal Supervise Release He Was Able to Get My Motion Granted Which means I Got Early Termination and At All Times Mr Manciagli kept in contact with me kept me informed of my case and answered all my questions and i got the best outcome from this experience Thank You So Much Mr Manciagli Extremely Grateful

    Usha D

    Mr. Manciagli has been a God send help for me in my legal defense. He was very prompt in his response and willing to help and assist as and when needed. He made me feel secured, protected, and well represented. He stepped in and took good care of all of the legal matters. He quickly understood what I was dealing with and knew how to handle the issues on a timely and professional manner. His experience, friendly attitude and mannerism is commendable. Thank you, Mr. Manciagli for your help!

    A. M.

    Mr. Manciagli has done so much in so little time. In less than one month he was able to contact the courts and got me early termination for my supervised release. I am so grateful, he works fast and always stayed in contact with me. I highly recommend my attorney to everyone I am very satisfied with Mr. Manciagli. Very grateful to him for all he has done since the day I met him. He's just the best.


    Mr. Manciagli has lived and traveled all over the world, including Latin America, and his legal work has taken him to Colombia, Mexico, Guatemala, Panama, and Jamaica. It was important for me, as a foreigner in the U.S., to have an attorney who understood me from a cultural level and who I could speak to in Spanish. If you or a loved one needs a criminal defense attorney, Jeff Manciagli is the attorney you should call.


    Jeff was recommended by a friend. I am very pleased with the way my case was handled & the outcome was very satisfactory. I would recommend him.


    Entered into a drug case (1/2 oz of molly & 1g. of marijuana)..... I have 3+ felonies....Jeff got me 6 months house arrest & probation.....definite prison time without him.......reasonable priced....Thanks Jeff.


    My lawyer in FL recommended Jeff when I got arrested in GA and didn't know what to do. I got pulled over in a cash-cow speed trap town 20 miles above the state line and they called a K-9 unit and got probable cause to search my car. I was livid and felt so violated. Luckily I hired the best of the best. Jeff always called/emailed me back promptly when I had questions about my case, and Always spoke to me as an equal. He took care of everything and when it came time to go to court was honest and logical in discussing what was best and how my plea would affect my future. Under his council I felt calm and in control. I was facing 3 misdemeanor charges and got them all dropped on the condition that I do a small amount of community service, pay a fine, and don't get in any more trouble for a few months. I didn't even get points on my license for the original speeding ticket. At the end of the day, money is replaceable- my time and freedom are not. If I or anyone I know ever has trouble in GA again, I will be calling Jeff.

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