It had been less than 24 hrs now. He had an argument on a date and the woman called the police when he did not take her home immediately. Now he is facing 2nd degree kidnapping and Domestic Violence.
The sooner the better which can hopefully stop him from making any incriminating statements...
He needs a private criminal defense attorney with decades of experience, immediately.
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Any time. Depending upon the jurisdiction, there maybe a first advisement with a set bond amount, like in Denver. Then at the second advisement, usually a few days later, the lawyer can actually argue for a lower bond, like a Personal Recognizance bond. The key though is that your son must NOT talk about his case with anyone until he hires a lawyer. He MUST remain silent and just ride out the process, as painful as it is. The cops will trick him into talking so that they'll go "easy" on him; when in fact the opposite is true. Many of us offer free consultations. So, take your time, interview many lawyers and then hire one you and your son respect and trust. Good luck, John.
He needs a lawyer as soon as possible. Don't wait. Get someone in there, and stop him from speaking to authorities until he has a chance to meet with counsel.
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Hire a lawyer as soon as you can. Second Kidnapping is a felony.
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