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 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.