Kidnapping is a serious felony charge. Contact our criminal defense attorneys immediately at (414) 270-0202
Kidnapping is one of the most serious criminal charges an individual can face in Wisconsin. Kidnapping is either a Class C or Class B felony, carrying potential 40 and 60 year prison sentences. Associated fines for a conviction total $100,000.00. The fact of these aggravated maximum penalties indicate exactly how seriously lawmakers consider this charge. Certainly hiring one of the best criminal defense attorneys in Wisconsin is a wise choice.
Van Severen Law Office is a top criminal defense firm based in Milwaukee, WI. Our criminal defense lawyers defend individuals facing all criminal charges throughout Wisconsin. We regularly defend homicide charges, sexual assault charges, and all other aggravated criminal charges. Certainly kidnapping is as serious as these charges. Surely the penalties are consistent among these serious charges.
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What is kidnapping?
Section 940.31 of the Wisconsin Statutes describes kidnapping. There are two versions:
Kidnapping is a Class C felony if any of the following occur:
Using force (or threatening imminent force) the defendant carries another from one place to another without consent. The defendant intends to cause the victim to be secretly confined or imprisoned or carried out of this state or held to service against his or her will; or
Using force (or threatening imminent force) the defendant seizes or confines another without consent. The defendant intends to cause the victim to be secretly confined or imprisoned or carried out of this state or held to service against his or her will; or
The defendant, using deceit, induces the victim to go from one place to another. The defendant intends the victim to be secretly confined or imprisoned or to be carried out of this state or to be held to service against his or her will.
Kidnapping becomes a Class B felony if the crime is committed with intent to transfer property in order to release the victim. In other words, if the kidnapping involves a ransom, it is a Class B felony. The offense returns to a Class C felony if the victim is the victim in an active criminal case, the defendant releases the victim without permanent physical injury, and the release occurs prior to the beginning of a trial.
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Our criminal defense attorneys have defended kidnapping cases and can defend yours. If you’re looking to fight the case all the way through jury trial, you’ll be in excellent hands. Contact us immediately at (414) 270-0202. Let’s start fighting your case together.