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Kidnapping Put a Skilled and Trial-Proven Attorney in Your Corner

Miami Kidnapping Attorney

Protect the Rights & Freedom of Our Clients in Miami & Fort Lauderdale

Any alleged kidnapping is a felony offense in Florida subject to extremely harsh punishments. People convicted of these crimes can be sentenced to decades—or possibly even life—in prison.

Many of these types of cases involve alleged offenders who are related to the alleged victims, with disputes often arising during contentious divorce or child custody proceedings. Prosecutors aggressively pursue maximum punishments in these cases, even when the evidence might not support such serious criminal charges.

If you think you might be under investigation or you were already arrested in Miami or Fort Lauderdale for allegedly committing a kidnapping offense, it is in your best interest to immediately retain legal counsel for help fighting to get the criminal charges reduced or dismissed. Attorney Evan Hoffman is a skilled criminal defense attorney who understands how prosecutors handle these cases because of his prior experience as an Assistant State Attorney for the Broward County State Attorney’s Office.

For more information about our firm, contact The Hoffman Firm today.

Florida Kidnapping Charges

Under Florida Statute § 787.01, alleged offenders can be charged with kidnapping if they forcibly, secretly, or by threat confine, abduct, or imprison another person against her or his will and without lawful authority, with intent to do one of the following:

  • Hold the alleged victim for ransom or reward or as a shield or hostage;
  • Commit or facilitate commission of any felony;
  • Inflict bodily harm upon or to terrorize the alleged victim or another person; or
  • Interfere with the performance of any governmental or political function.

When it is alleged that a person kidnapped another party with the intent to commit or facilitate the commission of any felony, the Florida Standard Jury Instructions stipulate that the prosecution must also prove that, the confinement, abduction, or imprisonment:

  • must not be slight, inconsequential, or merely incidental to the alleged felony;
  • must not be of the kind inherent in the nature of the alleged felony; and
  • must have some significance independent of the alleged felony in that it makes the alleged felony substantially easier of commission or substantially lessens the risk of detection.

Kidnapping is a first-degree felony offense punishable by up to 30 years or life in prison and/or a fine of up to $10,000.

Kidnapping a Child Under the Age of 13 in Florida

Kidnapping becomes a life felony if the alleged victim is a child under the age of 13 and the alleged offender, in the course of committing the offense, commits one or more of the following:

A life felony offense is punishable by life in prison and/or a fine of up to $15,000. Any alleged use of a firearm or other deadly weapon in an alleged kidnapping offense can increase the possible sentence for a conviction.

Ready to Fight for You Today

Our Miami assault defense lawyer is a former prosecutor who can fight to get these criminal charges significantly reduced or completely dismissed. If you schedule a free consultation, he can review your case and discuss all your legal options.

Call (305) 928-1669 today to request a free consultation.

Why Should You Choose The Hoffman Firm?

Here Are Six Reasons
  • Client-Focused Representation

    Our Firm is dedicated to client satisfaction. We are available 24/7 to help those in need.

  • Decades of Experience

    Attorney Evan Hoffman has over two decades of experience fighting for the accused.

  • Premier Criminal Defense Firm

    Experienced Attorney Evan Hoffman has handled some of the most high profile and complex cases.

  • Proven Track Record

    Client satisfaction is our top priority. At The Hoffman Firm we take great pride in our success and case victories.

  • Florida Former State Prosecutor

    Attorney Evan Hoffman has extensive knowledge of the strategies used by prosecutors throughout Florida.

  • Free Initial Consultation

    We offer free initial consultations to ensure that we have your best interests in mind.

Hear it From Our Clients

Read What Past Clients Had to Say
  • “As busy as he is, I was always able to get a hold of him. He provided me his personal cell phone and I was always able to text him if I had any questions.”

    - John
  • “Evan was able to get all my charges dismissed and now 6 months after the worst mistake of my life (getting arrested), Evan was able to give me my life back.”

    - Stacy
  • “I cannot say enough great things about Evan and his staff. He helped me and he will help you too. Call Evan if you are ever in legal trouble.”

    - Armando
  • “I know that I am grateful for all of Evan's hard work and can without a doubt recommend him to my friends, family and all of those out there on the world wide web.”

    - Joshua
  • “If anyone is ever arrested or even under investigation, I can assure you the only person you need to call is EVAN!”

    - John
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Record Of Success

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  • Charges Dismissed Domestic Violence - Battery

    Mr. Hoffman was able to convince the State Attorney’s Office to drop all charges.

  • Charges Dropped Felony Possession of a Firearm

    Our client was arrested for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and grand theft of a firearm.

  • Charges Dismissed Domestic Violence - Battery

    Mr. Hoffman was able to get all the charges dismissed before the case even went to arraignment.

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