Have You Been Arrested on a Rhode Island Criminal Kidnapping Charge?
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Definition of Kidnapping:
Rhode Island Code Chapter 11-26 defines kidnapping as intentionally holding someone against their will, either in this state or another, for the purposes of hiding the individual. The law is characterized by holding someone without legal authority to do so. It also applies to both adults and minors.
Kidnapping carries some of the highest fines, when compared to other forms of criminal offenses. It can be further subcategorized into separate subsections, each of which will have their own fines and consequences.
The Rhode Island Law Offices of John R. Grasso will work persistently to present the best defense come time for trial. Contact the Island law offices as soon as possible.
What Are the Consequences of Rhode Island Kidnapping Charges?
Kidnapping is a felony that is punishable in Rhode Island by:
- Up to 20 years in prison
Rhode Island Code Chapter 11-26 further outlines subsections of the code to include such crimes as:
Abduction of Child Prior to a Court Order – While awaiting the results of court proceedings for child custody cases, the parent or guardian withholds the child for more than fifteen days to deny the rights of the other parent or legal guardian. This is a felony that is punishable by:
- Up to $10,000 in fines and/or
- Up to 2 years in prison
Kidnapping with the Intent to Extort – Someone kidnaps another, with the intent to extort money or something else of value. This is a felony that is punishable by:
- Life imprisonment, or no less than five years in prison
Enticement of Children – Someone persuades a minor under 16 to leave their home or school; enter a vehicle; or place – without the parent’s consent, and with actions or words to keep the child from the public’s view. This is a felony that is punishable by:
- Up to $5,000 in fines and/or
- Up to 5 years in prison
Contact an Aggressive Kidnapping Defense Attorney in Rhode Island
Attorney John R. Grasso is well-experienced with many forms of kidnapping crimes, whether it involves a minor, an adult, or someone you know.
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