Kidnapping Attorney

Have you been charged with Kidnapping in Illinois?

Waukegan Criminal Defense AttorneysIf you have recently been detained or are facing criminal charges for Kidnapping (720 ILCS 5/10-1) or a related crime, then it is critical that you talk with a skilled criminal defense attorney as soon as possible.

But, besides your lawyer, do not speak with anyone else concerning the issue, particularly the authorities, until you have sought advice from with an experienced criminal attorney like those at the Law Offices of Winer & Winer. Your silence is virtually always your best choice when you are facing criminal charges. You are under no obligation to talk to the police. Rather, you should politely, but firmly, refuse to do so without your attorney present.

At the Law Offices of Winer & Winer, we have years of experience, familiarity with the local courts and law enforcement, and the knowledge to help you.

Contact us right now to learn how our criminal defense lawyers can guard your rights and work toward the best possible outcome in your case.

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Kidnapping (720 ILCS 5/10-1)

In Illinois, a person commits the offense of kidnapping when he or she knowingly:
(1) and secretly confines another against his or her will;
(2) by force or threat of imminent force carries another from one place to another with intent secretly to confine that other person against his or her will; or
(3) by deceit or enticement induces another to go from one place to another with intent secretly to confine that other person against his or her will.

Kidnapping is a serious crime which carries significant penalties, including prison time. Kidnapping is Class 2 felony in Illinois.

Aggravated Kidnapping (720 ILCS 5/10-2)

Kidnapping can be elevated to Aggravated Kidnapping (720 ILCS 5/10-2) under several circumstances depending on the facts of the case. For example, one may be charged with Aggravated Kidnapping if they commit kidnapping and:
(1) kidnaps with the intent to obtain ransom from the person kidnaped or from any other person;
(2) takes as his or her victim a child under the age of 13 years, or a person with a severe or profound intellectual disability;
(3) inflicts great bodily harm, other than by the discharge of a firearm, or commits another felony upon his or her victim;
(4) wears a hood, robe, or mask or conceals his or her identity;
(5) commits the offense of kidnaping while armed with a dangerous weapon, other than a firearm, as defined in Section 33A-1 of this Code;
(6) commits the offense of kidnaping while armed with a firearm;
(7) during the commission of the offense of kidnaping, personally discharges a firearm; or
(8) during the commission of the offense of kidnaping, personally discharges a firearm that proximately causes great bodily harm, permanent disability, permanent disfigurement, or death to another person.

Aggravated Kidnapping is a Class X felony which carries more severe penalties.

To achieve the best possible outcome in your case, you must act quickly to find a competent, experienced criminal defense attorney to help you fight your charges of Kidnapping.

Criminal Defense Attorneys for Kidnapping in Waukegan, Illinois

Picking the top criminal defense attorney to take care of your Kidnapping case can be a tough decision. But with over fifty years of combined legal experience and extensive trial work, you can be assured that by an opting for the Law Offices of Winer & Winer you have made the best choice. We are very respected within the legal community and have a track record for intense advocacy for our clients. The criminal defense lawyers at the Law Offices of Winer & Winer are among the best legal strategists and trial attorneys in Lake County, Illinois.

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One of the BEST lawyers in Lake/Cook counties in Illinois! – 5.0 stars

Mr. Winer has helped me in amazing ways. He is professional, never judgemental, and overall extremely experienced at what he does. I would recommend him to anyone who needed sound legal counsil. ~ By a client, as written on the AVVO website.

Great lawyer with credibility and works for you with great outcome. – 5.0 stars

I was very satisfied with Attorney David Winer, he got the job done. When meeting with him he was attentive with my situation and wslked me through the process. With his help I was able to susceed in my case. I recommend Dave to anyone needing a good attorney on their side. ~ By a client, as written on the AVVO website.

* These clients were not necessarily charged with Kidnapping. Nothing should be implied about the clients or charges by inclusion of these reviews here. The reviews only illustrate the attorney-client experience when working with the Law Offices of Winer & Winer.

Experienced Trial Attorneys

Experience matters. The lawyers at the Law Offices of Winer and Winer have years of trial experience. We know the local prosecutors, law enforcement and judges. We are deeply familiar with all elements of the local court system. Put our expertise and knowledge to work for you. We are committed to assisting you get through the process to achieve your best possible result. Set up your initial consultation right away so we can start the process of assessing how good your prospects are for a favorable result in court, or at the negotiating table.

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Other Crimes Related to Kidnapping

The Criminal Defense Attorneys at the Law Office of Winer and Winer are you best choice to help you with Kidnapping and other related crimes, for example:

  • Kidnapping, 720 ILCS 5/10-1
  • Aggravated kidnaping, 720 ILCS 5/10-2
  • Unlawful restraint, 720 ILCS 5/10-3
  • Aggravated unlawful restraint, 720 ILCS 5/10-3.1
  • Forcible Detention, 720 ILCS 5/10-4
  • Child abduction, 720 ILCS 5/10-5
  • Luring of a minor, 720 ILCS 5/10-5.1
  • Unlawful visitation or parenting time interference, 720 ILCS 5/10-5.5
  • Harboring a runaway, 720 ILCS 5/10-6
  • Aiding or abetting child abduction, 720 ILCS 5/10-7
  • Unlawful sale of a public conveyance travel ticket to a minor, 720 ILCS 5/10-8
  • Unlawful sending of a public conveyance travel ticket to a minor, 720 ILCS 5/10-8
  • Trafficking in persons, involuntary servitude, and related offenses, 720 ILCS 5/10-9
  • Failure to report the death or disappearance of a child under 13 years of age, 720 ILCS 5/10-10

For more information about the above crimes see the Illinois Code for Kidnapping online.

Click on the following links to learn more about a small sample of charges we defend for our clients at the Law Offices of Winer & Winer. Call our Criminal Defense Attorneys even f you are charged with a crime not listed below. We defend all felonies and misdemeanors.