Kidnapping is a very serious offense. Once an alleged kidnapping takes place across state lines, the charge becomes a federal case. This is due to the Federal Kidnapping Act (also commonly known as the Lindbergh Law). Congress enacted this law after the infamous kidnapping of famous aviator Charles Lindbergh's baby. At the time, federal officials did not have the power or authority to investigate such a case. With the Federal Kidnapping Act, authorities now have the power and authority to pursue kidnapping cases across state borders.
If you or a family member has been accused of a federal kidnapping offense, it is vital that you obtain only the most experienced of attorneys. Not all attorneys have the skills to successfully defend federal offenses. At the Shapiro Law Firm in Plano, Texas, we have the experience and skills to effectively defend those facing federal charges.
To schedule a consultation to discuss your case, call the kidnapping defense attorneys of the Shapiro Law Firm at 800-554-5247.
Texas Kidnapping Defense Lawyers
Most federal kidnapping cases involve abductions or confinement across state borders. However, if a public official is involved, then it is automatically a federal offense. Many times, there can be a misunderstanding between parents of a child or false accusations by one parent of another. Regardless of your circumstance, we will do everything we can to set the record straight.
Federal penalties are very stiff, and there is mandatory minimum sentencing for certain charges. If injury or death results due to a kidnapping, there is the potential for life in prison. Even attempted kidnapping can mean 20 years in jail. We will work tirelessly to protect your rights and make sure that you receive the best possible federal criminal defense for your particular case.
Facing Federal Kidnapping Charges? Contact the Shapiro Law Firm.
Federal charges are very serious. Even if you are being initially questioned by authorities and have not yet been named a suspect, you should still hire a criminal defense attorney. Prosecutors often build their cases before formally charging a defendant. For experienced and aggressive federal criminal defense, contact us at the Shapiro Law Firm today to schedule a consultation by calling 800-554-5247.
The Shapiro Law Firm is located in Plano, and serves clients in Collin County, Dallas-Fort Worth and Texas.