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Kidnapped Children Located on Facebook

By Robert Franklin  Dec. 17, 2010 9:54a

Facebook can be used for more than just social communication and networking it turns out. Several months ago, a mother living in Southern California whose two children have been missing for fifteen years, tracked them down using Facebook and located them in Florida. The children's father, Mr. Faustino Utrera, took them when they were ages two and three.

The girl, now 17 and the boy, 16, have been placed in the custody of the state of Florida. Utrera was arrested near Palm Beach by Sherriff's deputies after prosecutors were contacted by the children's mother. Utrera was charged with two felony counts each of kidnapping and child abduction.

Federal Crimes Are Different

Kidnapping is a federal crime which are handled in a different court system than the state. Penalties are usually more severe and federal prosecutors are ruthless -- it is therefore imperative that you receive the support you deserve from a federal cases defense attorney if you want to effectively combat any charges against you.

Get Competent Help

If you have been accused of kidnapping in the West Palm Beach area, you need to contact a West Palm Beach attorney as quickly as possible, even if formal charges have not yet been brought against you. You will need an attorney who is experienced in handling federal cases and can competently defend you in federal court.  At the Law Offices of Robert Franklin, we have the expertise you need to provide defense for kidnapping charges and we understand the complexities of the federal crime system. Attorney Franklin has been handling cases for over 34 years and is a proven federal trial attorney. Our goal is to successfully protect your rights and your freedom with high quality legal representation. 

Contact a West Palm Beach Federal Crime Defense Attorney in our office to set up a free consultation and we will review the details of your case.

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