Kidnapping, Parental Kidnapping, Held For Ransom

Kidnapping Lawyer in Virginia Beach

The charge of abduction or kidnapping covers a wide range of acts. A clear-cut kidnapping for ransom is obviously an abduction. An abduction charge may also result from an act as simple as two young lovers running off together, or a dispute between a custodial parent and a non-custodial parent, parental kidnapping. Often, prosecutors tack an abduction charge on to that for a sex crimearmed robbery, or other offense.


The many legal and factual issues involved in the charge of kidnapping can provide the basis for one or more defense strategies. If you choose the criminal defense lawyers at Garrett Law Group, PLC to represent you, the criminal attorneys will examine these and other factors with the aim of building a strong and effective legal defense.

Call (757) 422-4646 or contact us online to arrange for a free consultation with an experienced criminal defense lawyer. Our defense attorney can discuss the kidnapping charge, the nature of the evidence, and how a criminal lawyer might be able to build a successful trial defense for you.

A Careful Analysis of the Facts and the Law

Our criminal defense lawyers will build an abduction defense step by step, in a systematic manner. Our criminal attorneys analyze each aspect of the events leading up to the arrest both in its factual elements and in terms of the law.

Your Virginia Beach defense lawyer will work closely with you to keep you informed of developments in your case. You will also maintain control over your criminal defense effort. It may be possible to convince the prosecutor to drop the charge or to negotiate to a more minor charge with lesser penalties. But the best strategy may be to seek vindication at trial. An experienced criminal trial attorney will discuss these and other aspects throughout the course of your case.

In kidnapping cases, as in every other criminal defense case the our criminal attorneys handle, our goal is to obtain the best outcome possible, protect your rights, and preserve your freedom.

For a free initial consultation with a kidnapping criminal defense attorney call (757) 422-4646 or contact us online.

Virginia Statute:

§ 18.2-47. Abduction and kidnapping defined; punishment.
§ 18.2-48. Abduction with intent to extort money or for immoral purpose.
§ 18.2-48.1. Abduction by prisoners or committed persons; penalty.
§ 18.2-49. Threatening, attempting or assisting in such abduction.
§ 18.2-49.1. Violation of court order regarding custody and visitation; penalty. (Parental Kidnapping)
§ 18.2-50. Disclosure of information and assistance to law-enforcement officers required.
§ 18.2-50.2. Emergency control of telephone service in hostage or barricaded person situation.