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A Chicago kidnapping defense lawyer from the Law Offices of Michael P. Schmiege will aggressively defend clients who are facing kidnapping charges in the Chicago area.
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Kidnapping Charges in Chicago

Kidnapping is the act of taking a person or holding a person against their will. If a person takes another across state lines without their consent, they will probably be charged under the federal guidelines for kidnapping. There are variations on the charge of kidnapping, depending on whether the person being held or concealed against their will is a child. Also the person charged with the crime of holding someone forcibly or with threat against their will must act knowingly and willfully.

Kidnapping charges can frequently arise out of disputes over child custody or during a bitter divorce or break-up when an emotionally distraught parent takes a child without the consent of the other parent. In the state of Illinois, kidnapping is a Class 2 felony. This means that the crime will carry a usual 3 to 7 years prison sentence, but can extend from 7 to 14 years, depending on the criminal history of the defendant. Because of the serious nature of this crime, obtaining legal counsel from a Chicago violent crime defense lawyer from the Law Offices of Michael P. Schmiege should done as quickly as possible after the arrest for the charge. An attorney from the firm will review the facts of your case and work with you to determine what defense strategy to employ in your individual case. Fast action is necessary, and the firm should be contacted as quickly after the arrest as possible.

Contact a Chicago kidnapping defense attorney without delay!

The criminal defense team at the Law Offices of Michael P. Schmiege have extensive experience in litigation and criminal defense. They are familiar with the statutes regarding the crime of kidnapping are aware of the evidence that must be present in order to obtain a conviction in the crime. Eyewitness testimony is often unreliable. Statements made by individuals may be flawed or false. By doggedly pursuing all avenues of investigation, they will work to uncover evidence that will help exonerate you or mitigate the circumstances.

Chicago area criminal defense attorneys at the Law Offices of Michael P. Schmiege care about representing you and will fight for you even when the circumstances appear to be hopeless, and the case is "open and shut." Contact the firm for an initial interview and assessment of the situation.

Contact a Chicago kidnapping defense lawyer from the Law Offices of Michael P. Schmiege if you have been charged with kidnapping in Chicago, Evanston, Berwyn or Cicero.

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