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Ron Chapmanpractices criminal defense in both State and Federal Courts within the State of Florida. Since 1990, Mr. Chapman has been representing people who have been accused of committing such crimes as DUI, domestic battery, economic crimes, animal abuse, traffic crimes, murder, manslaughter, crimes against children, federal crimes, sex crimes, crimes against the elderly, appeals, and violations of probation.


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Florida’s Kidnapping Laws

POSTED 8 Feb 2017 @ 9:20 pm

Kidnapping Laws

First and foremost, it is a serious felony to kidnap another person. The term "kidnapping" is defined under Florida's statute 787.01 as using force, a threat of force, or acted secretly to imprison, abduct or confine another person against his or her will. Consequently, kidnapping is a first-degree felony punishable by imprisonment in Florida State penitentiary for up to 30 years and high fines may also be imposed. Finally, this is all written under Florida Law.  

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