Authorities arrest kidnapping suspect in Portland
Accusations involving crimes of violence, kidnapping, and armed robbery will have much greater consequences than a misdemeanor charge. These crimes are classified as felonies and may carry a prison sentence of more than a year, depending on the state and the crime. Because of the seriousness of being charged with a felony, a person who is charged in Oregon may face negative consequences, even before the person is actually convicted.
In Southeast Portland, a 21-year-old man was recently arrested on kidnapping charges. The accused kidnapper was taken into custody when authorities stopped the car he was driving near North Rosa Parks Way.
Police said they found a handgun inside the car of the accused. According to police, the alleged kidnapper was involved in a dispute with two women he knew. This led to an anonymous call to the police to report a possible kidnapping. The suspect, who was accused of menacing and altering the serial number of a firearm, was held in the county jail.
Being charged with a felony may destroy a person's personal and professional reputations. This may not only affect the accused but may also affect their family as well. The person may also experience employment difficulties and may be ostracized by their community.
Getting the right information can help the accused craft a strong defense strategy. Felony charges, and especially kidnapping charges, can be more complicated to defend against than lower-level charges. The right strategy could make the difference between freedom and spending years behind bars.