Have you been accused of kidnapping?
If you have been contacted by law enforcement officials in connection with possible kidnapping charges, it is vital that you have a Chicago criminal defense lawyer representing your interests immediately. Kidnapping is a felony charge that falls under the category of violent crimes; furthermore, it carries serious penalties. It is easier for a criminal defense attorney to assist you with avoiding kidnapping charges while the matter is in the investigation stage, than it is to prove innocence in court after the charge has been leveled. An experienced kidnapping defense lawyer from the Law Offices of Michael P. Schmiege will aggressively defend your case in a kidnapping investigation or trial.
Kidnapping Lawyer Serving Chicago Residents
Kidnapping in Illinois is the secret and knowing confinement of an individual against his will or using threat, force, deceit, or enticement to cause someone to go from one place to another place with the intent of the secret and knowing confinement of an individual against his will. The confinement of a 12-year-old or younger child without the consent of the parent is kidnapping. Additional circumstances or actions, such as demanding ransom, using a weapon, or wearing a mask may increase the charge to aggravated kidnapping. A conviction of either of these crimes can carry heavy penalties, including spending years in state prison. An experienced, kidnapping defense lawyer from the firm will aggressively fight to defend your case.
An average of 2,000 children go missing or are abducted every day. Most abductions occur within a quarter of a mile from home, with over 80% committed by a family member, and less than 10% are kidnapped by strangers. An experienced open-minded criminal defense lawyer from the firm will fully answer your questions, investigate the circumstances of the incident, and work with law enforcement personnel to seek to avoid charges being brought. If you are charged the defense team at the firm will prepare a compelling case for your defense. Contact the Law Offices of Michael P. Schmiege for a free and confidential consultation with an experienced Chicago criminal attorney from the firm who to fight a aggressively on your behalf.
Contact a Chicago criminal defense attorney from Chicago the Law Offices of Michael P. Schmiege who will fight tirelessly in your defense.