Houston Kidnapping Bonds
Have you been charged with kidnapping and need an affordable bondsman? Kidnapping charges in Texas can range in severity from “unlawful restraint” to “aggravated kidnapping”. Obtaining Houston kidnapping bonds will depend on the seriousness of the alleged crime, any previous criminal record and other social factors. If you are granted temporary bail release, Access Bonding Service in Houston can quickly arrange your felony kidnapping bond.
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Conviction of parental kidnapping, also called Custodial Interference, is a state jail felony. Unlike other kidnapping offenses, custodial interference is part of Texas Penal Code Title 6, “Crimes Against the Family”. A person commits parental kidnapping if they take or retain a child younger than 18 years of age:
- When taking the child violates a court order or interferes with custody hearings.
- If the child is taken outside of the United States with the intent to deny access.
- As the non-custodial parent, the intent is to interfere with lawful custody.
The law provides affirmative defenses for parental kidnapping. By securing a felony kidnapping bond, you can better assist your attorney in defending your case.
FIRST AND SECOND-DEGREE FELONY KIDNAPPING BONDS IN HOUSTON
In most cases, kidnapping is charged as a third-degree felony. These charges can easily escalate to a first-degree felony kidnapping charge under certain conditions:
- Holding the victim for ransom or reward;
- Using the victim as a shield or hostage;
- Forcing victim to aid in the commission of a felony;
- Inflicting bodily injury on the victim, or sexually violating or abusing them;
- Terrorizing the victim or another person;
- Using or exhibiting a deadly weapon during the crime.
If granted an aggravated kidnapping bond, bail may be considerably high. Access Bonding Services will work with you to arrange payment plans for your felony kidnapping bond.
DEFENSES TO KIDNAPPING CHARGES
It is important to know that Texas law allows several defenses to kidnapping. Primarily, voluntary release of the defendant in a safe place is a partial defense. Other defenses include lack of intent to use deadly force, or if the defendant is a relative of the victim. These circumstances may reduce the level of charge and/or punishment.
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