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Kidnapping, also known as abduction, is a felony offense in Wisconsin. Kidnapping involves taking someone or holding them against their will. Kidnapping can be committed for a number of reasons, including for money, sexual assault, or human trafficking. If you have been accused of kidnapping, you should reach out to our Milwaukee kidnapping defense attorneys.
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Kidnapping Charges in Wisconsin
A person commits kidnapping if they have:
- Used force or imminent threat of force to carry another person without their consent, and intended to cause them harm, secretly confine them, imprison them, carry them out of Wisconsin, or hold them to service against their will.
- Uses deceit to induce another to move from one place to another with the intent to cause them harm, secretly confine them, imprison them, carry them out of Wisconsin, or hold them to service against their will.
Penalties for Kidnapping in Wisconsin
Kidnapping is considered a Class C felony in Wisconsin. It is punishable by:
- Up to $100,000 in fines
- Up to 40 years in prison
If the victim is kidnapped for the purposes of ransom or financial gain, the maximum prison sentence is extended to 60 years. There can be other factors that may add to the sentence, including the use of weapons, sexual assault, and other aggravating factors.
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Kidnapping charges are serious, and time is not on your side if you’ve been charged with kidnapping. Our Milwaukee kidnapping defense lawyer is ready to begin work on your case immediately. At the Law Offices of Christopher J. Cherella, we are available anytime, 24/7 to answer your call. Get the help you need now.
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