If you have been accused of kidnapping, you are probably facing some very serious charges in New Hampshire. This is a crime that, if convicted, you could be looking at a long prison sentence.
Anyone can be charged with kidnapping if they confine another person against their will. There could be any number of ways in which kidnapping can happen.
If you have held someone against their will as a hostage or for any kind of ransom, you will be accused of kidnapping. You can read about the charges in the state statutes at RSA 633:1.
In New Hampshire this is considered a Class A felony. And the penalties can be harsh. That is unless the alleged kidnapper agrees to voluntarily release the victim without causing any harm. At that point it would become a Class B felony.
Law enforcement officers and prosecutors take a hard line on accused kidnappers.
For that reason, your first move after getting arrested on kidnapping charges should be to call Michael Anzalone at The Anzalone Law Firm in Nashua, New Hampshire.
Michael Anzalone is a criminal defense attorney who is well-versed in New Hampshire’s laws.
After an arrest you will need to speak with Michael Anzalone about your case so he can understand your side of the story. He’ll also be gathering documents from your arrest report and other evidence.
He will not want you to speak to law enforcement officer or investigators because they will hold anything you say against you. He will have your best interests at heart and will work hard to get you the best possible outcome in your case.
You may be facing additional charges in a kidnapping case. For example, if you kidnapped a child and injured them in any way. Or if you are a non-custodial parent who kidnapped your child, taking them away from the custodial parent.
In these cases, you may be facing a lengthy prison sentence. And harsh fines. In addition, when you are released from prison you could be on probation for a long time and you may have to register as a child sex offender.
Along with your attorney, you’ll decide whether your case should be tried before a judge and jury. If the case against you isn’t as strong, Michael Anzalone may suggest that you plead guilty to a lesser charge in exchange for a lesser sentence.
Our number one goal is to get you back on your feet as soon as possible. We will listen to you and you can rest assured that you can trust us to fight for you every step of the way.
A kidnapping charge is something that can be life changing. It can, quite simply, destroy your life. You may lose your job before you case even goes to court. This is a charge that can tarnish your reputation. It may make you lose your family and friend. And forget about future job opportunities if you get out of prison.
If you have been accused of kidnapping, you need the assistance of The Anzalone Law Firm.
Call us today at 603.548.3797 for a free consultation with Michael Anzalone. Our law associates are here to help you 24/7.