Facing a kidnapping charge? Our Chicago criminal defense law firm can provide you with a Chicago Kidnapping Lawyer who can aggressively fight for you. Call us today at (312) 466-9466.
Kidnapping is the taking or holding of someone against their will. It can be a state or federal offense, but if a person takes another across state lines against their will, they will probably be charged under the federal kidnapping statute.
The kidnapping statute has an exception for the transportation of a child by a parent. In addition, the defendant must act knowingly and willfully. Attorney Steven R. Hunter once beat a kidnapping charge in federal court by arguing that the defendant and the alleged victim, who was the defendant's long time girlfriend, often fought physically and argued. Therefore, he had no reason to believe that the alleged victim was going with him against her will.
To see if this or some other defense against kidnapping charges is right for you, call the office of Steven R. Hunter today to schedule a consultation.