New Jersey Kidnapping Lawyer Adam M. Lustberg Explains Kidnapping Offenses
New Jersey kidnapping lawyer Adam M. Lustberg releases a new article (https://www.lustberglaw.com/kidnapping-lawyer/) explaining kidnapping offenses in the state of New Jersey. The lawyer mentions that in New Jersey Law, kidnapping is defined as holding someone for a ransom, reward, or hostage. This means unlawfully removing someone from a place and detaining them in exchange for a certain amount of money or keeping them as a hostage.
“In New Jersey, kidnapping is graded as either a first or second-degree crime. Whether you have been charged with kidnapping a child or an adult, you are facing significant fines and a lengthy prison sentence,” says the New Jersey kidnapping lawyer.
The lawyer explains that kidnapping may be defined as removing someone against their will from somewhere. This usually comes with an intent to hold the person for ransom or as a hostage. Also, when a person interferes with the government by holding a person or if they are depriving parents/guardians of being with their child, this person may also be charged with kidnapping.
Attorney Adam M. Lustberg also says that kidnapping accusations may also arise from a child custody issue that gets out of control. When a parent keeps a child in their possession and refuses to give the other parent custody or parenting time, they may be charged with parental kidnapping.
In the article, attorney Lustberg says that parental kidnappings are usually caused by parents not agreeing to custody arrangements. One parent may choose to ignore the order and take matters into their own hands. There are more than 200,000 parental kidnappings in the United States each year, and this situation is often harmful to child victims.
According to the defense attorney, “If the kidnapped victims are safely released, kidnapping is a second-degree crime and can result in up to 10 years in prison. If the victim is freed by force by someone other than the person who did the kidnapping, if he/she is exchanged for ransom money or goods, or if the victim is harmed, this is a first-degree crime and can carry a sentence of up to 30 years.”
Lastly, attorney Lustberg emphasizes the importance of having a skilled lawyer when facing charges of kidnapping. An experienced lawyer may be able to help the defendant protect their rights and their freedom.
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