Are you facing charges for Simple Kidnapping? Penal Code 207 violations are considered to be serious felony offenses. California prosecutors regularly pursue maximum penalties for those accused of simple kidnapping, and you can expect them to do the same to you. Many of those charged with simple kidnapping feel that their actions are taken out of context and that there is an explanation that could help clear them of their charges. With a skilled attorney, you may be able to have your case dismissed or obtain a not guilty verdict.
At MacGregor & Collins, LLP, we understand that many of those accused of California criminal charges are innocent. They will provide you with a free case evaluation that can help you understand your charges and options moving forward. Call or fill out our contact form for more information.
PC 207 Defined
According to California Penal Code 207, Simple Kidnapping is defined as taking someone without their consent, with the use of aggression, threat or for fraudulent purposes.
In order to prosecute for CPC 207 Orange County Simple Kidnapping, the state has the burden to prove you were guilty of:
- Moving someone without their permission, through force or frauds
There are several defense strategies available to those who are accused of simple kidnapping. Many times, those accused of kidnapping are the victims of false allegations. If the alleged victim gave their consent for being moved, there is insufficient evidence, or if you were not physically involved in the kidnapping, or you are the victim of false identification, you may have a good chance of fighting the charges that have been brought against you.
Potential Penalties for CPC 207 Violations
Simple Kidnapping is a felony and those found guilty can face:
- Felony – 3,5 or 8 Years in the California State Prison
- A $10,000 maximum fine
If you are facing Simple Kidnapping charges for violating California Penal Code Section 207, taking advantage of a free consultation from our experienced criminal defense attorneys may be in your best interest. Too often, those facing criminal charges do not speak with an attorney about their alleged crimes. This can lead to costly mistakes that can greatly affect a person’s case outcome. Call or fill out our contact form and you can speak with a skilled legal professional for free with no obligation to retain their services.