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 Richard H. Sindel, Inc., 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 Richard H. Sindel, Inc. We represent clients in Greater St. Louis and elsewhere in Missouri.
Understand State And Federal Kidnapping Laws
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:
- 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. Richard H. Sindel, Inc. 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.
We Provide Sophisticated Defense For Complex Charges
Because kidnapping charges can involve additional charges, such as human trafficking allegations, it is critical that your lawyer can fight against all aspects of the charges. At our firm, we have extensive criminal defense experience. Our team has a long history of reaching optimal case outcomes for our clients. Contact Richard H. Sindel, Inc., for a consultation with a qualified attorney. You can also call 314-499-1282 to reach our St. Louis office.