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1ST DEGREE KIDNAPPING

1st degree kidnapping is one of the most serious charges and requires nothing less than an experienced and accomplished Colorado criminal attorney to defend against it.

Depending upon the circumstances of the case, a person can be charged with kidnapping in the first degree if the individual forcibly seizes and carries any person from one place to another. A person can also be charged with 1st degree kidnapping if the individual entices or persuades another to go from one place to another, or imprisons another, while possessing intent to force the victim or any other person to make any concession or give up anything of value in order to secure a release of the victim.

First degree kidnapping is a class 1 felony if the person kidnapped suffered bodily injury. However, the death penalty will not be available to the state if the person kidnapped was freed alive prior to the conviction of the kidnapper. Otherwise, 1st degree kidnapping is a class 2 felony.

If you or someone you know is being charged with 1st degree kidnapping, it is important that you talk to a Colorado criminal lawyer immediately. Contact a trial tested, result oriented Denver criminal defense attorney at Newell & Decker today to discuss the case.