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Milwaukee Kidnapping Defense Attorney

Criminal Lawyer Serving the Greater Milwaukee Area

Kidnapping is a serious criminal offense which entails taking another person and holding them in unlawful confinement against their will. In instances where the child goes willingly from the home, then the crime would be referred to as "child abduction" rather than kidnapping. Charges of this nature carry serious criminal penalties and lasting consequences if you were to be convicted. If you have been arrested for abducting another person in the state of Wisconsin, then you will need the assistance of a Milwaukee criminal defense lawyer from my firm.

Kidnapping Penalties in Wisconsin

In the state of Wisconsin, kidnapping is considered to be a felony offense. The penalties for this crime may vary depending on the circumstances of the offense, but ultimately you could be facing a Class B felony. This type of felony crime is punishable for up to 60 years in prison. If there is a demand for the transfer of property in exchange for the release of the kidnapping victim, you could also be faced with a fine of up to $100,000.

There are several different motives behind the kidnapping, but in most cases, it is for the purpose of ransom or political maneuvering. This type of kidnapping is rarer and it is considered to be a federal crime with a terrorism component. The second and more common form of kidnapping occurs when a non-custodial parent takes their child outside state lines and disobeys the terms of their court-ordered child custody arrangement.

Assisting Clients in Kidnapping Cases in Milwaukee, WI

Kidnapping can be considered a violent crime in this state and it is a serious felony offense that should not be undermined. It is important that you understand the gravity of your situation and are familiar with the kidnapping laws in your state. Here at The Law Offices of Jason D. Baltz, I am dedicated to protecting the rights of the accused and I will do everything in my power to protect your freedom and your future. My firm has extensive experience defending against kidnapping and other violent crimes and will fight vigorously to obtain the most favorable outcome in your case.

By having a hard-hitting attorney fighting in your corner, you can significantly improve your chances of success. There is no charge too austere for my firm to handle and my clients can feel confident in knowing that I am defending their honor. My firm has a history of case victories and is highly respected by the bar, by fellow counsel, and by past clients. If you are facing a criminal charge, get aggressive and effective representation as soon as possible- a strong defense begins now, not in the courtroom.

Contact a Milwaukee kidnapping attorney from my firm today to schedule your free initial consultation.

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