A number of newspapers in Los Angeles, including the L.A. Daily News, reported a scary crime which occurred in East Los Angeles on the morning of September 5. According to local law enforcement and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) two bank robbers kidnapped a manager of a Bank of America, held her overnight and sent her into a branch with what they claimed was a bomb attached to her. They told her to toss cash out the door. The alleged suspects fled in a Kia. A sheriff’s deputy took the alleged bomb off of the woman after the suspects fled and a bomb squad robot then detonated the bomb. The woman was kidnapped at her home in Huntington Park, held against her will overnight and was driven to the bank. She told the other employees about the alleged bomb and told detectives that at least one of the suspects had a gun. When and if the two suspects are caught, they face dangerous consequences. Violent crimes, especially those pursued by federal authorities, carry heavy jail time, mandatory minimum sentences, fines and more. The theft crimes are quite serious, but adding violence, weapons, kidnapping and the bomb threat is incredibly damaging. These crimes would lead to life sentences when all is said and done, and odds are the total amount of money stolen was not enough to make them rich. As this was a very public crime, the nature of any trial will be public and difficult for any Criminal Defense Attorney to win. Los Angeles crimes can be difficult to defend in the first place because crimes and trials often gain a level of celebrity status. People who commit crimes can find themselves on television before millions of people. The police and FBI agents investigating this crime will need to find the individuals, find out how they trailed the bank manager to her home and whether the device was actually a bomb. These individuals must have stalked the woman if her claims are true, which could bring additional charges. All told, these individuals face life sentences and the outlook of being held in a federal prison. In addition to hiring an incredibly skilled Los Angeles lawyer to defend them, they will need a great deal of luck and leniency just to get off with a 20 year prison term. In crimes like this, one has to wonder what drove the men to commit it.
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Whenever a Los Angeles Criminal Lawyer represents someone charged with kidnapping, there are always extenuating circumstances which can be overlooked by the general public. A recent Riverside Kidnapping case has drawn attention to the various complications surrounding any kidnapping investigation.
A man is being hunted for kidnapping a woman and her two month old daughter. The kidnapping had been reported earlier today after police say Rafael Delgado, 19, carried Nayelly Maldonado, 18, over his shoulder and put her into his car. They say he also took the child in his arms and put her in the car. However, the alleged kidnapper is also the father of the two month old child and former boyfriend of the woman. Obviously, this is not a cut and dry kidnapping case, rather a matter involving a domestic relationship and various allegations. Two family members of the woman allegedly kidnapped were also involved in the case, further complicating the case.
During a divorce, separation or domestic dispute, one of the parties may make wild accusations or accuse the other of some type of crime. When children are involved, a parent may feel that the law is not properly protecting their son or daughter, and in turn may "kidnap" that child. Los Angeles kidnapping laws do address a parent taking their own child with permission; however, in the mind of a parent, their parental authority trumps the law.
We understand that kidnapping charges are far more complex than people are willing to admit. Courts, prosecutors and juries may only want to see a small portion of the truth, but with a skilled defense lawyer by your side, you can be sure the courts will not ignore your rights as a mother or father.
If you or someone you know has been accused of kidnapping, contact Kestenbaum Eisner & Gorin by calling 877-781-1570. We possess over 50 years of combined experience with the criminal law, especially when it comes to domestic disputes, kidnapping laws and false accusations.
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