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San Fernando Kidnapping Attorneys

Kidnapping Defense Attorneys: California Penal Code Sections 207, 208, 209, 210

Eisner & Gorin, LLP, is a top-rated and nationally recognized criminal defense firm. Our criminal defense lawyers have been helping clients throughout all San Fernando Valley courtrooms to obtain successful results for over 50 years.

Our defense firm specializes in the defense of all felony Kidnapping charges, as defined by the California Penal Code in Sections 207-210. When we work with our clients accused of Kidnapping crimes, we do everything possible to make sure that they receive aggressive representation in and out of court. That is why we have been annually selected as a Pre-Eminent Top 5% U.S. Law Firm by Martindale-Hubbell, a nationally-recognized law firm review service

Definition of Kidnapping and False Imprisonment Felony Offenses

Kidnapping is commonly defined as the taking of a person from one place to another against his or her will, or the confining of a person to a controlled space. California kidnapping laws add possible life sentences when the taking or confining is for an unlawful purpose, such as rape, robbery, carjacking, murder, or other criminal violations of the Penal Code.

An experienced attorney can help you fight the serious allegation of Kidnapping. It is always in your best interest to retain the services of an experienced and knowledgeable attorney who can help you to establish a successful defense.

A lower, but related, offense is the Crime of False Imprisonment, a violation of Penal Code Section 236. This offense does not include movement of the alleged victim to another location. The prosecution may pursue this charge as either a misdemeanor or felony, and must only show that the alleged victim was unlawfully detained for any period of time.

Aggressive Defense to Kidnapping and False Imprisonment Charges

At Eisner, & Gorin, LLP, we provide an aggressive and impassioned defense to felony Kidnapping charges. Criminal defense of Kidnapping charges in Southern California courts revolves around fighting the prosecution evidence as to (1) identity of the possible suspect (are there eyewitnesses, DNA or other circumstantial evidence) and (2) determining what the suspect's state of mind was at the time of the alleged Kidnapping crime (examining whether there are any mental health issues or any evidence of misunderstanding).

With a private investigator on staff, our experienced criminal defense attorneys will do everything possible to present your case in the most favorable light to the judge and the jury, while working to get such serious charges dropped or substantially reduced. For example, a parent without legal custody rights may be charged with kidnapping for taking his or her own child. We have worked tenaciously to have such charges reduced to lesser violations, such as the crime of Child Abduction which carries less punishment. Also, a recent case defended by the firm involved a young woman who initially claimed she was kidnapped, only to later to withdraw that claim under oath during a preliminary hearing. All charges of kidnapping were dropped!

We specialize in aggressively defending Kidnapping and False Imprisonment cases in the following courthouses: Van NuysSan Fernando, Santa Clarita, Burbank, Glendale, Pasadena, Sylmar Juvenile and Los Angeles. If you have been charged with a serious criminal offense, call the criminal defense attorneys at Eisner & Gorin, LLP, at (877) 781-1570. Our knowledgeable legal team can evaluate your case issues and advise you of your legal options before you go to court.

Contact the law firm today and receive an immediate response to your inquiry! Our main office is directly across the street from the Van Nuys Courthouse and Van Nuys LAPD Jail.


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