Fight Kidnapping Charges in Atlanta & Fulton County
Penalties for Kidnapping & False Imprisonment in Georgia
False imprisonment is defined under O.C.G.A. § 16-5-41 as violating
another individual's freedom by intentionally restraining or detaining
that person without the authority to do so. This crime carries a penalty
of up to 10 years of incarceration, with certain sentence enhancements.
These can be found under O.C.G.A. § 17-10-6.2.
A kidnapping charge is leveled for the same crime with the added element
of the accused having moved the victim from one location to another. If
convicted of kidnapping, the alleged offender could face between
10 and 20 years in state or federal prison. If the victim was younger than 14, the sentence will be heavier - between
24 years to life. Sentence enhancements are elaborated under O.C.G.A.
§ 17-10-6.1 and § 17-10-7.
In some situations, kidnapping is charged along with other crimes such as:
Serious Advocacy from a Trusted Fulton County Criminal Defense Lawyer
Kidnapping is a federal offense, meaning that if accused, the alleged offender
could be tried in either state or federal court. Because kidnapping is
classified as a violent felony, a minimum of 10 years in prison without
parole is mandatory for a first offense, and life without parole is the
necessary penalty for a second offense.
Have you or a loved one been charged with kidnapping? By choosing to work
with a committed and knowledgeable criminal defense lawyer serving Fulton
County, you are taking a step toward protecting your future and your liberty.
Our lawyer at the
Law Office of Tanya F. Miller, LLC is a former chief senior district attorney. Her ability to prosecute translates
to her ability to effectively defend: She knows how the other side of
the courtroom operates and is prepared to protect you intelligently and
We encourage you to
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