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Kidnapping Defense Attorneys in Memphis
Protecting the Rights of Clients throughout Southaven
Being accused or convicted of kidnapping can tarnish your reputation and change your life forever. These serious allegations call for a capable, reliable and experienced kidnapping defense attorney in Memphis.
At the Claiborne Ferguson Law Firm, P.A., we offer aggressive defense and create effective strategies with the goal of helping you avoid a conviction or obtain a reduced sentence. Our team understands that you are going through one of the most stressful and overwhelming experiences of your life. We are here to support you through this journey and serve as your voice each step of the way.
Call us at (901) 878-5434 or contact us online to request a free consultation.
Specific Kidnapping Charges
In Tennessee, the act of kidnapping is defined as false imprisonment wherein the person committing the crime knowingly takes or confines someone. A person can be charged with kidnapping, aggravated kidnapping, or especially aggravated kidnapping.
Someone could be charged with aggravated kidnapping if they:
- Committed the crime to facilitate any other felony
- Interfered with governmental function
- Intended to seriously injure or terrorize the victim
- Inflicted bodily injury on the victim
- Possess or threatened to use a deadly weapon
Especially aggravated kidnapping is when the victim is under the age of 13, when the victim is held for random, or when the kidnapping is carried out with a deadly weapon.
Kidnapping is a Class C felony, aggravated kidnapping is a Class B felony, and especially aggravated kidnapping is a Class A felony. Each of these violent crimes is punishable by prison time and fines.
What to Do If You Have Been Accused of Kidnapping
If you are facing charges, it is in your best interest to remain silent and avoid talking to police officers before you have retained a skilled criminal defense attorney in Memphis.
When you visit the Claiborne Ferguson Law Firm, P.A. for a free consultation, we take the time to hear your side of the story and to familiarize ourselves with the allegations against you. Once we have a thorough understanding of your case, we conduct a thorough investigation, consulting with industry experts and any potential witnesses. With our team on your side, you stand a better chance of obtaining the favorable results you are seeking.
Contact us today by calling (901) 878-5434.
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