Chicago Kidnapping Defense Lawyer
Charged with Kidnapping?
At my firm, the Law Offices of Mitch Furman, I have often been called upon
to serve as defense counsel in very serious criminal cases. If you are
accused of kidnapping, your legal situation could not be more dangerous.
If you are accused of confining a person against his or her will through
the use of force, deceit or enticement, or the confinement of a child
under 13 years old without consent of the child's parent, your future
freedom could be lost.
Penalties for Kidnapping In Illinois
Looking for a lawyer for a kidnapping case in Chicago? As a Chicago criminal
lawyer, my sole focus is on seeking out the flaws in the prosecutor's
case, and exploiting these flaws for the benefit of my client.
Kidnapping is a Class 2 felony, and can carry up to 7 years in state prison in a
Aggravated kidnapping is a Class X felony, an even more serious criminal charge, in which it
is alleged that a kidnapping was performed to obtain ransom, or bodily
harm to the victim has taken place, or there are any weapons involved
in the crime, or involves a child. For aggravated kidnapping, the defendant
is facing prison time as long as 25 years, as well as a $25,000 in fines.
False Accusations, Parents Kidnapping, & Mistaken Identity
Charges of kidnapping can be filed against an innocent person, in a case
of mistaken identity. There are also cases in which the alleged victim
went willingly with the defendant, but later claimed to have been moved
or confined against his or her will. A parent could be charged with kidnapping
if he or she removed the children from the home or failed to return them
to the other parent.
As the penalties that the court could impose in a conviction are so severe,
it is imperative that the case is
defended by a criminal lawyer who is personally committed to the defendant, and will seek out any advantage
or alternative that could allow for reduced penalties, a dismissed charge,
or could lead to an acquittal at trial. As each kidnapping case has unique
circumstances and evidence, an analysis of every detail of the evidence
must be undertaken immediately. It is advised that you contact my firm
immediately if you have been arrested for kidnapping and have not yet
been arraigned, or if you are being questioned in a kidnapping case.
Kidnapping Defense Attorney in Chicago
Your case may have elements that will allow for a powerful defense, whether
the alleged kidnapping was a mistake, you were forced to be involved in
the crime and feared for your life, or if the victim actually consented
and later claimed to have been taken against his or her will. There are
some cases in which an alleged victim makes false accusations. Unfortunately,
when falsely accused, it cannot be assumed that you will be found innocent
of the charge. It requires the assistance of a Chicago kidnapping lawyer
that will take action and present the truth to the court, fully supported
by evidence and testimony from defense witnesses. Need an attorney for
kidnapping charges in Chicago? I take my job very seriously. I am prepared
to discuss your case and advise you about what could be done to fight
to avoid conviction.
Contact us today at (312) 651-4206 for a free consultation!