If you or a loved one is charged or indicted for Kidnapping you need an experienced criminal defense attorney to help you through the process. The legal team at Townsend, Gebhardt & Eppes, PLLC has the experience to handle the most serious of criminal offenses.
In Texas, a person commits kidnapping if he intentionally or knowingly abducts another person – Texas Penal Code section 20.03
Under the Texas Penal Code section 20.01(2), abduct means to restrain a person with the intent to prevent his liberation by secreting or holding him in a place where he is not likely to be found or using or threatening to use deadly force.
Under the Texas Penal Code section 20.01(1), restrain means to restrict a person’s movements without consent, so as to interfere substantially with the person’s liberty, by moving the person from one place to another or by confining the person.
Kidnapping as described above is a felony of the third degree. If you are charged or indicted for Kidnapping you are facing as low as two years up to 10 years in prison. In certain circumstances, a person indicted for Kidnapping is entitled to an instruction to a jury of probation in the punishment phase of a jury trial. The importance of having an experienced criminal defense attorney when facing life in prison is never greater. Let the legal team at Townsend, Gebhardt & Eppes, PLLC review your case by calling (817) 502-3600 or submitting an online form today to set up a free, confidential consultation.