A kidnapping allegation could result in serious charges and penalties upon conviction. Many kidnapping cases arise in the context of a family dispute or the accusation of false imprisonment. Oftentimes, defendants are overcharged for these crimes and need experienced and aggressive criminal defense. At Hallett, Zerillo & Whipple, P.A., we are highly experienced in complex cases involving children or adults that result in kidnapping charges.
Let us take action today to protect your rights tomorrow. Call now to speak directly with an experienced Portland kidnapping attorney, 207-775-4255, or contact usby e-mail.
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Kidnapping Investigations to Build Your Defense
Our Portland kidnapping attorneys will initiate an immediate investigation to collect and preserve all necessary evidence for your case. We will consult with witnesses, work with private investigators and other experts, review police documentation and explore every avenue of defense on your behalf. While law enforcement officials will be building a case against you even before your arrest, our attorneys can take immediate action to combat any evidence presented against you.
We know that kidnapping cases often result from a complex fact scenario. We also know that any conviction could leave a defendant with a felony record. It is important to take action now to protect your rights.
Experience and Results in Kidnapping Defense
We are experienced in defending kidnapping felony charges. Recently, for example, Tim Zerillo defended an Oxford County case where the client was accused of kidnapping someone who stole from his family, and transporting that person into New Hampshire against their will to get compensation for the theft. Tim Zerillo was hired before an indictment, and the prosecutor agreed to not bring the Class A kidnapping charge, even though the client had already been arrested for kidnapping. The kidnapping charge was dismissed.
Our Portland kidnapping attorneys are experienced in the defense of cases involving:
- False imprisonment
- Custody disputes
- Parental rights
- Felony investigations
- Assault and battery
- Sex crimes
- Crimes against children
- Domestic violence
- Criminal restraint
Kidnapping in Divorce and Family Law Disputes
Often kidnapping charges will arise in the context of a divorce or other custody dispute. If you have recently been arrested for a crime involving your child, it is important to know your rights and to seek experienced counsel as soon as possible. Our Portland kidnapping attorneys know how difficult and emotional these cases can be. We are also family law attorneys who know how a criminal matter could affect any family law case. Take action now to protect your rights and the best interests of your children.
Uncovering the Necessary Evidence to Protect Your Rights
Our attorneys have broad experience in state and federal court, felony and misdemeanor cases and overlapping criminal and family legal issues. Recently, we were able to get a kidnapping charge dismissed after we found that the alleged victim was a willing participant. Many cases are overcharged by prosecution or are simply false accusations. We will leave no stone uncovered to find out what really happened and protect your rights.
For more information about our services, please call 207-775-4255 to speak directly with a Portland, Maine, false imprisonment lawyer, or contact us by e-mail to submit your question or case.
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