Milwaukee Kidnapping Defense Attorney
Get Experienced & Skilled Legal Representation on Your Side
Kidnapping is considered one of the most serious
violent crimes a person can be charged with in Wisconsin and in all states throughout
the country. Even if you just merely being investigated or suspected of
kidnapping before being formally charged, the allegations can still damage
your personal and professional reputation. Being convicted of kidnapping
will likely result in harsh criminal penalties, essentially ruining your
future chances of obtaining employment or living a normal life.
If you are facing a kidnapping charge, our
Milwaukee criminal defense attorney at the
Law Offices of Christopher J. Cherella can advise you on how to proceed with any kidnapping case. With more than
two decades of experience, we can evaluate your case and determine all
of your available legal options in order to obtain the most favorable
results possible. Let us protect your rights, reputation, and future today.
Kidnapping Penalties in Wisconsin
According to state law, a person commits the crime of kidnapping when he/she
takes someone from one place to another without their consent, either
by force, through the threat of force, or by deceit, and with the intent
of keeping a victim secretly confined or imprisoned. In most cases, kidnapping
is a Class C felony, which is punishable by a maximum prison sentence
of 40 years and/or a fine of up to $100,000.
However, when an individual kidnaps someone in order to cause another to
transfer property, assets, or money in order to obtain the release of
the victim, or create a hostage situation, the crime is elevated to a
Class B felony. This type of felony results in a maximum prison sentence
of 60 years.
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Our Milwaukee criminal defense attorney can investigate your case, examine
all of the evidence gathered, interview potential witnesses, and build
an effective defense strategy on your behalf. We will work closely with
you to lay out all of the facts of your case and determine whether law
enforcement made any procedural errors or violated your rights. We will
do our best to get the best outcome possible in order to get your life
back on track.
For more information,
contact us and speak with our legal team immediately.