To be charged with an attempted abduction in Ohio, you must have purposely or knowingly – done things that, if successful, would have resulted in an abduction.
There are a number of scenarios that can lead to an attempted abduction charge. Maybe a difficult family situation got out of hand or you were mistaken for someone else. While any criminal charge is serious, there are ways to reduce, dismiss, or clear your name. Your best chance at dealing with attempted abduction charges is to reach out to the highly experienced Columbus kidnapping lawyers of LHA at (614) 500-3836.
We offer 100% free initial consults, where you can discuss what happened and what to do next. Contact LHA 24/7 and deal with your situation the right way.
Attempted Abduction Penalties
Depending on the severity of the allegations, attempted abduction can range from a fourth-degree felony, punishable by up to 18 months in prison to a third-degree felony punishable by up 36 months in prison.
If you are convicted of attempted abduction, additional potential issues include:
- Maintaining your current employment
- Licensure for various professions
- Difficulty getting a good job
- Difficulty and possible denial in immigration and naturalization proceedings
- Child Custody and visitation issues
Simply put, if you are convicted of attempted abduction, it will be on your criminal background for the rest of your life. No matter the circumstances in your case, you will be considered someone who tried to forcibly take someone against their will. Therefore, it is critical that you give your attempted abduction charge the level of importance it deserves.
How a Lawyer Helps Your Case
Our defense attorneys takes an aggressive and comprehensive approach when representing clients charged with attempted abduction. First and foremost, we will figure out whether the charges are fabricated, what mistakes the police made, whether your arrest was lawful, and any other legal issues that can be raised on your behalf.
We do this by requesting discovery from the prosecutor and by conducting our own investigation. The discovery will generally consist of police reports, additional investigative notes, lab reports, and potentially video or audio.
We’ll interview all f the witnesses and potentially hire experts for further investigation. As our client, you will receive a copy of everything received from the prosecutor and our investigation for your review.
We Pursue the Best Possible Outcome
Based on the legal weaknesses in the case and any other mitigating factors, we will negotiate the best possible plea available with the prosecutor for you to consider in resolving your case.
Perhaps the complaining witness fabricated claims against you. By proving they were less than truthful, we may be able to get your case dismissed. In addition, maybe your actions didn’t rise to the level of attempted abduction and a reduced charge is more appropriate. Whatever the case, LHA will pursue the best possible result.
If your case cannot be resolved satisfactorily with a plea, it would then proceed to a motion hearing (a hearing where the judge issues a ruling on an evidentiary issue) or a trial to the judge or jury, depending on the circumstances.
For nearly ten years, LHA has successfully represented clients charged with criminal offenses from minor misdemeanors to first-degree felonies. Our extensive background lets us to better help you. With a record of success in helping our clients, we’re ready to put our experience to work for you.
Are You in Trouble? Contact LHA.
If you’ve been charged with attempted abduction, it’s important to know what you’re up against. If you have any questions left unanswered, or if you need an experienced criminal attorney to fight for you, please contact us at (614) 500-3836 or via email at [email protected].
- Ohio Revised Code: Attempt to Commit an Offense (Chapter 2923.02)