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Consequences of a Kidnapping Conviction in California

In the state of California, kidnapping of any kind is considered a serious, violent felony. It is defined by California Penal Code, Section 207 as holding, detaining, or otherwise arresting another person by fear or physical force and transporting that person across state, country, or national borders (or to a different area within the same county).

According to California Code, Penal Code – PEN § 208, the penalties for a kidnapping conviction are as follows:

  • Depending on the nature of the kidnapping, convicted persons may be subjected to three, five, or eight years in California state prison.
  • Convicted persons may be sentenced to as many as 11 years in prison if they are found guilty of kidnapping a child under the age of 14.
  • Persons convicted of aggravated kidnapping for the purpose of extortion, robbery, and/or sexual crimes could be sentenced to life in prison without parole.

In order to avoid suffering undue penalties, it is imperative that you consult with an experienced Orange County criminal defense attorney as soon as you are accused of kidnapping.

We at the Law Offices of Christian Kim are committed to helping you protect your future at all costs, starting with a consultation. As a reflection of our commitment to convenient legal service and open communication, you may choose to do your consultation over the phone or in person. We are also available 24/7, including evenings, weekends, and holidays, depending on your needs.

Contact us online or call (714) 576-2935 as soon as possible to speak to a kidnapping defense lawyer in Orange County.

 Qualities of a Top-Tier Attorney

 When it Comes to Your Attorney, Experience Matters
  • Commitment
    Attorney Christian Kim is committed to using his extensive experience as a former prosecutor and as a Santa Ana criminal defense attorney to aggressively and competently defend the rights of those accused of wrongdoing.
  • Integrity
    Mr. Kim believes that anything less than complete honesty is a disservice to his clients. You deserve complete and frank communication from your attorney in order to make informed decisions in your case.
  • Professionalism
    Maintaining the highest level of professionalism with all of his clients is a priority for Mr. Kim. Each client is treated respectfully and courteously and all phone calls are returned promptly.
  • Experience
    After more than 7 years serving the Orange County area as a prosecutor and now over 14 years as a criminal defense attorney, Christian Kim has experience on both sides. His unique history gives him the one-of-a-kind perspective that your case needs.
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