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SCOTTSDALE KIDNAPPING ATTORNEY

Domestic Violence Kidnapping Lawyer in Scottsdale

Scottsdale Domestic Violence Kidnapping Kidnapping offenses are among the most serious domestic violence charges filed by the prosecution in Scottsdale, Arizona.  A common misperception about kidnapping is the belief that it requires the victim to be bound and tied or that it requires the victim to be moved against their will from one location to another.  Under Arizona law, both of these assumptions are incorrect.  Scottsdale Domestic Violence Kidnapping Attorney understands this complex area of law and will sit down with you to explain exactly what you are charged with.

Kidnapping requires evidence to prove two essential facts:  That the victim was restrained and that the defendant acted with the requisite intent.  There are several different "mental states" that, if proven beyond a reasonable doubt, can support a kidnapping conviction.  When kidnapping is charged as a domestic violence offense in Scottsdale, the specific intent most commonly alleged is that the defendant intended to inflict death, physical injury or a sexual offense on the victim, or to otherwise aid in the commission of a felony; or intended to place the victim or a third person in reasonable apprehension of imminent physical injury to the victim or such third person.  A defendant's mental state is typically proven at trial based on circumstantial evidence.  A seasoned Scottsdale Domestic Violence Trial Attorney has the skill and experience to effectively attack this type of inferential evidence.

The level of restraint required to support a kidnapping charge in Scottsdale, Arizona is significantly less than that which most people assume.  Arizona law provides a definition of restraint which specifically provides that restraint can be accomplished by either confining a person's movement or moving them from one place to another.  Moreover, the law recognized that restraint can be accomplished without the use of force (for example by  deception or by intimidation).

Scottsdale Domestic Violence Kidnapping Lawyer

Kidnapping is a class 2 felony under Arizona law.  If convicted, an individual could be sentenced to prison for a maximum of 12.5 years.  If you or a loved one has been charged with a domestic violence kidnapping offense in Scottsdale, you need to have a domestic violence attorney with the knowledge, experience and passion needed to fight for your rights.  Scottsdale Criminal Defense Attorney Joshua Davidson was a felony domestic violence prosecutor and knows how to maximize your chances of avoiding a conviction for this and other serious domestic violence offenses in Scottsdale.  There is never a charge for your initial consultation, so call him today at 602-493-3600 and see how he can put his experienced to work for you.

Contact a Scottsdale Kidnapping Defense Lawyer today to discuss your criminal charges.

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