Los Angeles, CA asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights and Federal Crimes for California

Q: Charges for husband Was sleep inside his car at a local gas station I woke up to someone 207(A),209(B)(1),236.1(C)(2

For a ride saying that she had got into it with her boyfriend and she was just trying to leave the area

Come to find out person was minor that woke him up and lied . Before getting arrested he bought her a room , he’s the sweetest person ever and wrongfully accused of this charge help

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James L. Arrasmith
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  • Sacramento, CA
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A: Under California law, the charges mentioned refer to:

1. 207(a) – Kidnapping

2. 209(b)(1) – Kidnapping for ransom, reward, or for the purpose of committing robbery or a sexual act

3. 236.1(c)(2) – Human trafficking of a minor for a commercial sex act.

The circumstances you described suggest that your husband was approached by a minor asking for assistance. If he had no knowledge of her age or intentions, and there's no evidence to prove he had intent to harm, kidnap, or traffic her, a strong defense could be built around his lack of intent. Documentation, witness statements, and surveillance footage from the gas station might provide valuable evidence. Given the severity of the charges, it is essential to consult with a criminal defense attorney familiar with California law to understand the best course of action.

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