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Milwaukee Kidnapping Defense Attorney

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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. 

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