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New Mexico Kidnapping Laws

New Mexico kidnapping laws classify kidnapping as a 1st degree felony unless the victim is voluntarily released and unharmed, in which case, the charge is a 2nd degree felony.

The actual charges for a kidnapping crime are determined by the circumstances, such as:

  • The age of the victim
  • The relationship between the victim and the alleged kidnapper
  • The intent of the kidnapper
  • The length of time a victim was detained against his or her will

Kidnapping DefenseThere are crimes that have some elements of kidnapping, but may actually be classified as other crimes. For instance, “parental kidnapping” may fall under “custody interference” if a parent has the right to custody. “Unlawful detainment” without intent as outlined above may more accurately be charged as “false imprisonment,” a 4th degree felony.

Regardless of the charges you face, it is imperative to have an experienced criminal defense attorney on your side, protecting your rights and fighting for the best possible results.

Contact Experienced Criminal Defense Lawyer Dan Baca

Dan Baca is an Albuquerque criminal defense lawyer with over 20 years of experience building effective legal defenses for clients. He is committed to providing you with the personal attention you deserve as he helps you navigate the complexities of the criminal justice system.

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