Sometimes, even the best intentions can lead to criminal charges. This was true for one family who hatched a fake kidnapping plot to teach their young son a lesson. Unfortunately for them, kidnapping is kidnapping, no matter if you are using it for education purposes or not. Let's take a moment to look at Kidnapping charges in Denver, Arapahoe, and Jefferson County and learn what you should do if you have been contacted by the police.
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Fake Kidnapping Plot = Criminal Charges for Family
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According to the news reports, a family decided to teach their six-year-old just how dangerous strangers can be. Apparently, he was too trusting and “too nice.” So, a plan was hatched to teach him a lesson. The aunt of the boy approached a man she worked with, and asked him to kidnap her young nephew, just to “scare” him. The mother and grandmother were also on board with the plan. Earlier this month, the man designated as the “kidnapper” parked his truck by the bus stop, and then lured the six-year-old boy into the trunk before driving off. The plot pulled off without a hitch; the man threatened the boy with a handgun and verbal threats, tied him up, covered his face, drove to his home, and carried the boy into the basement. Then, the aunt went into the basement and began to threaten him in order to scare him – chastising him for not being careful around strangers. Finally, the boy was untied and allowed to go upstairs for a lecture from the rest of his family. This highly unusual “lesson” cost the family dearly, however. The boy told school authorities about the fake kidnapping plot (which likely terrified him), who then contacted law enforcement.People are charged with kidnapping in many different circumstances.
Kidnapping Charges in Colorado
Second Degree Kidnapping – C.R.S. 18-3-302, is charged in Adams, El Paso, and Douglas County whenever a person “seizes and carries any person from one place to another, without his consent and without lawful justification.” While this sounds fairly straightforward, people are charged with Kidnapping in many different circumstances. Read our simple definition of Kidnapping charges The family wanted to teach the boy a lesson – but they ended up facing Kidnapping charges.here. The family who kidnapped the little boy to teach him a lesson obviously committed this crime. But, they thought they were in the clear because their actions were done for “education.” Unfortunately for them, the government doesn't view kidnapping children very kindly – even if you think it is for their own good. The adults involved in the kidnapping plot were charged with Kidnapping and other crimes, include Child Abuse.
Charged with Kidnapping? Contact an Aggressive Attorney
The sentence for kidnapping varies, depending on the circumstances. The family members are likely facing class 3 felony Kidnapping charges, because a deadly weapon was used during the plot. Regardless of the level of severity of the crime, if you have been contacted by the police regarding Kidnapping charges, it is wise to contact one of the hard-hitting criminal defense lawyers at the O'Malley Law Office immediately. Don't put your future in the hands of a busy, inexperienced public defender, or stand alone in the courtroom. A possible prison sentence is on the line – don't put your future in jeopardy. Instead, contact a lawyer who fights to win.
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If you or a loved one has been charged with Kidnapping, be smart, exercise your right to remain silent, and contact an experienced criminal defense attorney for a free consultation at 303-830-0880. We can also visit your family member in the Denver or Arapahoe County Jail. Together, we can protect your future.Request a Free Consultation