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Kidnapping is a significant crime which can be prosecuted as a felony according to Illinois and federal law. Not only are you facing extended prison sentences and costly fines, but your reputation can be permanently damaged due to having a felony on your criminal record. With the help of a qualified criminal defense lawyer, there is a chance to either get your charge reduced or your case dismissed entirely.

At the Law Office of Steven Fine, our Chicago criminal defense attorney has protected the rights, reputations, and freedoms of countless of clients more than two decades. He possesses the comprehensive knowledge of state and federal laws and court processes in order to obtain the most favorable outcome possible.

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Kidnapping Penalties

A person is guilty of kidnapping if he or she knowingly confines another individual against their will and moves that person by use of force or threat of force from one place to another. Kidnapping is a Class 2 felony, punishable by a prison sentence between three and seven years, as well as a fine of up to $25,000.

However, if you are charged with an aggravated kidnapping, the offense is considered a Class X felony. A Class X felony is punishable by a prison sentence between six and 30 years. Depending on the gravity of the crime, a person guilty of aggravated kidnapping can serve an additional 15-25 years imprisonment.

Aggravated kidnapping factors include the following:

  • Intention of holding the victim for ransom
  • Victim was under 13 years of age
  • Victim was severely disabled
  • Identification was concealed while the crime was committed
  • Kidnapping occurred while armed with dangerous weapon
  • Victim suffered serious bodily harm
  • Another felony was committed during the kidnapping

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Our Chicago defense lawyer understands that we all make mistakes. Many kidnapping cases occur during child custody disputes or a hostile divorce, causing a distraught parent to take a child without the consent of the other parent.

Our criminal defense team can conduct a thorough investigation into your case and collect crucial evidence to build an aggressive and personalized defense strategy for you. Our Chicago attorney can anticipate how the prosecution will approach your case, giving you the upper-hand in the courtroom.

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