San Antonio Kidnapping Attorneys

Top-Notch Counsel for Unlawful Restraint

Kidnapping is, without a person's consent, restricting their movements by either confining them or moving them from place to place where they are unlikely to be found with intent to prevent their liberation. Kidnapping is a third-degree felony punishable by a fine not to exceed $10,000.00 and from 2 years to 10 years in prison. Probation is a possibility with terms up to 10 years.

Aggravated kidnapping is committing a kidnapping with an aggravating factor such as:

  • Use or exhibition of a deadly weapon during the crime.
  • Intent to inflict bodily injury or abuse victim sexually.
  • Intent to hold victim for ransom or reward.
  • Intent to use victim as a human shield, or hostage.
  • Intent to terrorize victim.
  • Intent to facilitate the commission of a felony or the flight after the commission of a felony.
  • Intent to interfere with the performance of any governmental or political function.

At Bloomquist & Compton, Attorneys at Law, our San Antonio kidnapping attorneys have extensive experience in the field. Larry Bloomquist and Cathy Compton are Board Certified in Criminal Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. We know how to handle complex criminal defense cases and are dedicated to defending your rights in negotiations or at trial.

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Unlawful Restraint Charges

Unlawful restraint is restraining someone without their consent by restricting their movements and or moving them from one place to another. Generally, this crime is a Class A misdemeanor punishable by a fine not to exceed $4,000.00 and county jail time not to exceed one year. It is probation eligible with terms up to 2 years. If the victim was a child under 17 years old, then it is a felony punishable with a fine not to exceed $10,000.00 and or confinement from 180 days to 2 years.

Generally, there is no early release from prison and sentences are served day for day. The offense remains probation eligible with terms up to 5 years long. If the offender recklessly exposes the victim (regardless of age) to a substantial risk of serious bodily injury, it is a third-degree felony punishable by a fine not to exceed $10,000.00 and from 2 years to 10 years in prison. Probation is a possibility with terms up to 10 years. Need assistance? Our San Antonio kidnapping lawyers also extend our services to clients in Seguin, New Braunfels, and San Marcos.

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