St. Louis Lawyers Handling Kidnapping Charges

Kidnapping is rarely a stand-alone charge. Prosecutors usually bring charges of kidnapping in conjunction with other charges such as robbery or sexual assault. Missouri law is very complex regarding kidnapping charges, and if you are accused, you should retain the services of an attorney with experience defending people charged with this crime.

At Sindel Noble, our attorneys have decades of experience defending people accused of felony crimes, including kidnapping, robbery and sexual assault. We understand the complexities of the law regarding kidnapping, and we will use that knowledge to vigorously defend you.

To schedule a consultation about a kidnapping or related charge, contact Sindel Noble. We represent clients in Greater St. Louis and elsewhere in Missouri.

St. Louis Criminal Defense Lawyers

The charge of kidnapping is defined as unlawfully removing someone from a place or unlawfully confining someone without his or her consent for a substantial period.

Furthermore, the removal or confinement must be for one or more of the following purposes:

  • Ransom
  • Using the victim as a shield or hostage
  • Facilitating the commission of a felony
  • Inflicting personal injury or terrorizing the victim
  • Interfering with the performance of a government function

Missouri law is complex regarding issues of time and movement in such cases. For example:

  • What actually constitutes a "substantial period" of time?
  • Does ordering someone to move across a room or to sit down constitute sufficient "movement"?
  • Was the moving or confining merely incidental to the commission of a crime?

The answer to anyone of these or other questions could result in the dismissal of the kidnapping charge. Sindel Noble will examine every aspect of your case. If the means for a successful defense exists, we will find it.

Charged With A Second Felony?

A person who forces someone into a closet during the commission of a robbery or prevents someone from leaving a residence after the commission of a sexual assault could be charged with kidnapping and a second felony crime. In addition to defending you against the kidnapping charge, we will provide aggressive representation regarding all related charges.

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