Kidnapping Defense Lawyers in Worcester, MA

Trained Professionals Who Can Protect Your Rights in Middlesex & Hampden Counties

There are two types of kidnapping charges in Massachusetts, and both count as felonies and carry severe legal consequences. Your penalties depend on your past criminal history as well as the exact circumstances surrounding the kidnapping. Do you need a kidnapping lawyer? If you are facing kidnapping charges in Massachusetts, then the Worcester or Springfield criminal defense lawyers at Murphy & Rudolf, LLP can passionately defend you in court.

Call our firm today at (508) 570-3037 for a free consultation.

What Constitutes Kidnapping and Felony Kidnapping Charges? A Kidnapping Lawyer’s Perspective

Under Massachusetts law, kidnapping is defined as someone without legal and lawful authorization forcibly or secretly confining or imprisoning another person against his or her will. Furthermore, if anyone forcibly carries or sends another person out of this commonwealth, kidnapping charges will apply. Murphy & Rudolf, LLP provides experienced legal representation for clients facing kidnapping charges in Massachusetts. Discuss your case with a kidnapping lawyer today. 

If a person forcibly seizes, confines, inveigles, or kidnaps another person with intent to secretly confine or imprison the person in this commonwealth, the penalties may be severe. This also counts for kidnapping cases where the kidnapper holds the victims to service against their will. In addition, whoever kidnaps another person with the intent to extort money or other valuable things will face harsh punishments.

Penalties for kidnapping convictions may include:

  • Jail sentence of no more than two years
  • Prison time ranging from ten years to a life sentence
  • Fines of no more than $1,000
  • Time in the house of correction for no more than two and a half years

The penalties range depending on the exact details of the situation, which is a good reason to hire a kidnapping lawyer. Kidnapping while using a firearm, rifle, shotgun, machine gun, or assault weapon carries no less than ten years in prison, and if the kidnapper intends to extort money or other valuable things, the penalty involves no less than 20 years in prison with the possibility of a life sentence. At Murphy & Rudolf, LLP, our Worcester and Springfield criminal defense lawyers can investigate your case and represent you in court. Contact us today if you need a kidnapping lawyer on your side. 

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We are devoted to effective trial lawyering. We know how to deliver aggressive defense strategies and we know how to speak to juries and judges alike.

A Kidnapping Lawyer Will Thoroughly Investigate Your Case

Massachusetts law defines bodily injury as that which results in a permanent disfigurement, protracted loss, or impairment of a bodily function, limb, or organ, or a substantial risk of death. Whoever commits a kidnapping while armed with a dangerous weapon and inflicts serious bodily injury on another person faces a penalty of imprisonment in the state prison for no less than 25 years. This also applies to kidnappers who sexually assault their victims.

In Massachusetts, anyone who kidnaps a minor (in this case a child under the age of 16) will face a penalty of no less than 15 years in the state prison. At Murphy & Rudolf, LLP, our Worcester criminal defense lawyers know the value of examining evidence, hiring investigators, interviewing witnesses, and filing legally significant motions. We can walk you through the process and seek a beneficial outcome for your federal crime case. Contact us today if you need a kidnapping lawyer.

Request a FREE Consultation or Call (508) 570-3037.
We are devoted to effective trial lawyering. We know how to deliver aggressive defense strategies and we know how to speak to juries and judges alike.

  • “The communication was clear, precise, and consistent; they answered all of our questions with a lot of patience.” - Jeanette F.
  • “They were truly the best attorneys I could have asked for.” - Louie W.
  • “Him and his staff are attentive, and respectful when it came to dealing with this case.” - Nilson Crespo

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