KIDNAPPING DEFENCE LAWYERS SYDNEY
Kidnapping is covered under Section 86 the Crimes Act 1900 (NSW).
(1) Basic offence: A person who takes or detains a person, without the person’s consent-
(a) with the intention of holding the person to ransom, or
(a1) with the intention of committing a serious indictable offence, or
(b) with the intention of obtaining any other advantage, is liable to imprisonment for 14 years.
(2) Aggravated offence: A person is guilty of an offence under this subsection if-
(a) the person commits an offence under subsection (1) in the company of another person or persons, or
(b) the person commits an offence under subsection (1) and at the time of, or immediately before or after, the commission of the offence, actual bodily harm is occasioned to the alleged victim.
A person convicted of an offence under this subsection is liable to imprisonment for 20 years.
(3) Specially aggravated offence: A person is guilty of an offence under this subsection if the person commits an offence under subsection (1)-
(a) in the company of another person or persons, and
(b) at the time of, or immediately before or after, the commission of the offence, actual bodily harm is occasioned to the alleged victim.
A person convicted of an offence under this subsection is liable to imprisonment for 25 years.
(4) Alternative verdicts If on the trial of a person for an offence under subsection (2) or (3) the jury is not satisfied that the accused is guilty of the offence charged but is satisfied on the evidence that the accused is guilty of a lesser offence under this section, it may find the accused not guilty of the offence charged but guilty of the lesser offence, and the accused is liable to punishment accordingly.
(5) A person who takes or detains a child is to be treated as acting without the consent of the child.
(6) A person who takes or detains a child does not commit an offence under this section if–
(a) the person is the parent of the child or is acting with the consent of a parent of the child, and
(b) the person is not acting in contravention of any order of a court relating to the child.
We have experience in defending these charges, negotiating plea deals and dealing with sentences (including avoiding convictions) for these types of offences.
No matter what the degree, we are addicted to not only winning or achieving the best plea deal possible (depending on the case and your instructions), but doing it in the quickest, cheapest, and most impressive way possible. Each and every one of our clients can expect that from us in every matter we undertake.
We are a law firm located on the border of Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs and the CBD and have a notable 95% success rate. With over 20 years combined experience and over 1,000 cases, we have the knowledge, skill, and experience to achieve the result you want. It is our practicality, honesty, transparency, genuineness, determination, devotion and tenacity that sets us apart in choosing who to protect your interests when dealing with your kidnapping case.
Our team has worked on complex trials for kidnapping cases, matters pushing the creation of new precedents, and even matters in the High Court, and we have the knowledge, skills and experience that allows us to approach charges of all types with ease and transparency, to alleviate anxiety and achieve the desired result.
We have close, excellent relationships with some of the best criminal barristers for kidnapping cases in Sydney, ranging from junior counsel through to senior counsel, and we are known to and respected by judicial officer, our peers, prosecutors, Police, and other officials. We leverage these relationships to leave no stone unturned and ensure you have the best prospects for a kidnapping case.
We handle every case with efficiency, offer flexible meeting times and open communication, and remain discrete at all times.
If you or someone you needs assistance with a kidnapping case, contact our team today for a free initial consultation, and take the first step to securing the legal advice and assistance you deserve.
We speak your language, have an ability to identify and advance even the most invisible defence strategies quickly and skilfully. We take a strategical & practical approach, and our clients are always pleased with how quickly we cut through the red tape and get the job done.
We have transparent and reasonable fees, and new clients are regularly surprised with how up front and honest we are (and a standard 10% early-payment discount also helps).
Our communication is also regular, and we operate on full disclosure, so our clients are kept updated at every step of the way and across all the details of their matter or case.
Our staff are approachable, dedicated, and happy, and always available for a chat (or a pet, in the case of our dog), so feel free to get in touch for an initial consultation free of charge.