Kidnapping Case Results
State v. J.D.
Client was charged with Kidnapping, which is a class A felony, Aggravated Criminal Trespass (Class C felony), and Domestic Violence Terrorizing. If convicted, the client would have faced up to 30 years in prison. The allegation is that the client broke into his girlfriend's mother's home and abducted the girlfriend by forcing her into his car against his will. Initially, bail was set at $50,000.00 cash which we were able to get reduced to $5,000.00 following a bail argument. The girlfriend and her mother had major credibility issues and through the use of a private investigator, we were able to get the "victim" to recant all of her previous statements. As a result, we were able to negotiate a plea to a single misdemeanor charge of terrorizing in exchange for dismissal of all the felony charges.