Aggravated Kidnapping charge, a First Degree Felony, Dismissed
Vanessa, our client, had been in jail for months, with a $15,000 cash only bond that she could not pay. She was charged with a First Degree Felony Aggravated Kidnapping, for supposedly having a weapon and kidnapping a person. That offense carries a possible sentence of up to life in prison. Our client was innocent of these charges. The police did not believe that our client was innocent, and in fact believed the other person's story. Then we began to represent her. The client's cell mates told her she could spend life in prison and probably would serve at least fifteen years. She told them “No, I have faith in my attorney at Keen Law Offices.” She was offered a plea to a Second Degree Felony which had a penalty of up to 15 years in prison. The attorneys at Keen Law Offices investigated the evidence, witnesses, and the law, and found many problems with the State's case. After several hearings, interviews, and hours of investigation, we showed the State that the case had no merit. Ultimately the case was dismissed in April 2018, and the client walked free of all the charges. Vanessa is now out of jail and with her family.
Practice area(s): Criminal Defense
Court: Provo Fourth District